A compilation of poems written by Sonia Sanchez and published in 1970. The book is divided into three sections: Survival Poems, Love/Songs/Chants, and TCB/EN Poems. The font cover features a black and white illustration by Ademola Olugebefola. Text at the top reads: [Broadside Press $ 1.50 / We A BaddDDD People / -Sonia Sanchez]. Below the header is black and white drawing. This copy has a note from Sanchez in 1972. The back of the cover has a black and white photograph of Sanchez.
A paperback, signed, first edition, seventh printing of Homegirls & Handgrenades by Sonia Sanchez. The front cover of the book is red with a centrally-featured illustration of an encircled magenta and black floral pattern. Surrounding the circle is a darker red border. Above and below the circle is black text that reads [SONIA / SANCHEZ / homegirls / & / handgrenades]. The back cover of the book is red and features in the center a small black-and-white photograph of the author in profile view, holding her fingers to her lips. Above and below the photograph are three endorsements of Homegirls & Handgrenades and Sonia Sanchez. Along the spine is the author’s name and book title written in black text, oriented sideways, [SONIA SANCHEZ homegirls & handgrenades], and the publisher’s initials written in white text, oriented sideways, [TMP]. A handwritten inscription in black ink on the first flyleaf reads, [to Sister Barbara- / Walk Beautifully! / In love/struggle,- / Sonia Sanchez / 1990]. There are seventy-seven (77) interior pages that are white with black type and thirty-two (32) poems and prose pieces, divided into four parts.