Incredible Teen Poets Sum Up Everything Wrong With America

American textbooks have plenty of blind spots, but Belissa Escobedo, Rhiannon McGavin and Zariya Allen offer a wide-ranging view of our country in their powerful slam poem, “Somewhere Else in America.” And it’s not a pretty picture.

The teen spoken-word poets are members of the Get Lit organization, a nonprofit that uses spoken word to improve literacy rates in Los Angeles, where 40 percent of teens won’t graduate high school. 

Watch their performance and hear their full poem here. 

Watch this. I emplore you.

This gives me hope for the future. These three young girls are speaking up and paving the way for future kids. I am so proud of them.


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