DC Books to Prisons #3

The Hardest Stones

The blackest nights shine with the brightest starts.
And the hardest stones strike the hottest sparks,
Just as every heart bares some kind of scar,
Hurt by closed minds that canít see very far,
But I refuse to be defined by these prison bars,
I refuse to hide these beautiful scars,
I choose to open my mind and open my heart,
I choose to write a new chapter,
Todayís when I start.

- Ezra Williams

This zine is a collection of prisoner created poetry, prose, and art collected with their permission by DC Books to Prisons volunteers.

DC Books to Prisons provides a wide variety of informative, educational
and enjoyable reading material, free of charge, to inmates in US prisons. We prioritize inmates in underserved
regions and answer individual inmates' requests with secondary projects to address the gap in resources and access
to education. We believe that books can change lives. They can change the way people view the world, other people,
and themselves, provide an education, provide a vocabulary, and open minds to new possibilities.

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