What does it mean to hurt and learn and grow in a country that will not love you back? Dave Harris’s Wake Child is a conflict of worlds. It is a conversation that takes place on the asphalt of West Philly and the turf of an all white music festival. A Black movie theater and a college classroom. Harris explores internalized oppression, fear and rage as he writes, “my anger is my greatest joy” and we celebrate what a miracle it is that we woke up today, alive, and still with so much breath to give.