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Ashley Bryan's ABC of African-American poetry.

by Bryan, Ashley.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Aladdin Paperbacks, c2001Edition: 1st Aladdin pbk. ed.Description: [28] p. : col. ill. ; 32 cm.ISBN: 0689840454 (pbk.) :; 0613336666 :.Title notes: $15.30 2/12/2006Other title: ABC of African-American poetry.Subject(s): African Americans -- Poetry | American poetry -- African American authors | AlphabetSummary: Each letter of the alphabet is represented by a line from a poem by different African American poets, describing an aspect of the black experience.
List(s) this item appears in: Black History Month
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Children's Collection Children's NonFiction j 811.08 ASH 2001 (Browse shelf) Available 39270002919136

Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

"And God stepped out on space,<br> And he looked around and said:<br> I'm lonely -- I'll make me a world." <br> -- James Weldon Johnson<br> Thus begins Coretta Scott King Award-winner Ashley Bryan's collection of inspiring excerpts of poems by celebrated African American poets. Beautifully illustrated with his own tempera and gouache paintings, Ashley Bryan's unique alphabet book will delight readers of any age.

$15.30 2/12/2006

Each letter of the alphabet is represented by a line from a poem by different African American poets, describing an aspect of the black experience.

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Horn Book Review

Exuberant, vibrant paintings illustrate this imaginative alphabet book designed to introduce readers to twenty-six African-American poets, both early (Paul Laurence Dunbar, Countee Cullen) and contemporary (Rita Dove, Lucille Clifton). Each page contains a meaningful fragment or short selection from a poem. Moods range from humorous to dramatic to philosophical to contemplative. Bib. From HORN BOOK 1997, (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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