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    The selected poems of Nikki Giovanni

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    The selected poems of Nikki Giovanni

    Giovanni, Nikki.

    A collection of poetry giving voice to the experience of Black people in America over the past twenty-five years. Arranged chronologically to reflect the changes the author has undergone in her life as a woman, lover, mother, teacher, and poet.

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    Carver, a life in poems

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    Carver, a life in poems

    Nelson, Marilyn, 1946-

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    Fortune's bones

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    Shimmy shimmy shimmy like my sister Kate

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    Shimmy shimmy shimmy like my sister Kate : looking at the Harlem Renaissance through poems

    Includes poems by such authors as Paul Laurence Dunbar, Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Amiri Baraka, with commentary and a discussion of the development of African American arts known as the Harlem Renaissance.

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    Brown

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    Brown : poems

    Young, Kevin, 1970- author.

    "James Brown. John Brown's raid. Brown v. the Topeka Board of Ed.: [Young] meditates on all things 'brown' in this ... collection. Divided into 'Home Recordings' and 'Field Recordings,' Brown speaks to the way personal experience is shaped by culture, while culture is forever affected by the personal, recalling a black, Kansas boyhood to comment on our times"-- Provided by publisher.

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    Words with wings

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    Words with wings : a treasury of African-American poetry and art

    Pairs twenty works of art by African-American artists with twenty poems by twenty African-American poets.

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    Selected poems

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    Selected poems

    Brooks, Gwendolyn, 1917-2000.

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    Dream a world anew

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    Dream a world anew : the African American experience and the shaping of America

    Discover the sweeping history of black America: the path from slavery to freedom; the on-going struggle to define and realize freedom; and the major social, political and economic changes since 1968. You'll learn how the African American story transcends a single community, and shapes all those who call themselves Americans.

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    Here in Harlem

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    Here in Harlem : poems in many voices

    Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-

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    Miss Crandall's school for young ladies & little misses of color

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    Miss Crandall's school for young ladies & little misses of color : poems

    Alexander, Elizabeth, 1962-

    Poems tell the story of nineteenth-century teacher Prudence Crandall and the students she taught at her Canterbury, Connecticut, school for African-American girls before persecution forced its closing.

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    Bronzeville boys and girls

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    Bronzeville boys and girls

    Brooks, Gwendolyn, 1917-2000.

    A collection of illustrated poems that reflects the experiences and feelings of African American children living in big cities.

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    Ashley Bryan's ABC of African American poetry

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    Ashley Bryan's ABC of African American poetry

    Bryan, Ashley.

    A poem for each letter of the alphabet describes an aspect of the African-American experience.

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    Jump back, Honey

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    Jump back, Honey : the poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar

    Dunbar, Paul Laurence, 1872-1906.

    An illustrated collection of poems by Paul Laurence Dunbar, including "A Boy's Summer Song," "The Sparrow," and "Little Brown Baby."

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    Young Cornrows callin out the moon

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    Young Cornrows callin out the moon : poem

    Forman, Ruth.

    A group of African-American children tell about the things around their brownstone apartments that are better to have than front and backyards.

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    The genie in the jar

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    The genie in the jar

    Giovanni, Nikki.

    In this hymn to the power of art and of love, the words create images of black songs and black loom, inspiring readers to trust their hearts.

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    Spin a soft Black song

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    Spin a soft Black song : poems for children

    Giovanni, Nikki.

    A poetry collection which recounts the feelings of African-American children about their neighborhoods, American society, and themselves.

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    Hopscotch love

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    Hopscotch love : a family treasury of love poems

    Grimes, Nikki.

    A collection of more than twenty poems speaking of different kinds of love.

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    Meet Danitra Brown

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    Meet Danitra Brown

    Grimes, Nikki.

    A little girl introduces her best friend through a collection of thirteen poems.

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    My man Blue

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    My man Blue : poems

    Grimes, Nikki.

    A collection of poems describes a young boy's life with his working mother as he establishes his own identity and develops a close relationship with his mother's friend, Blue.

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    One last word

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    One last word : wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance

    Grimes, Nikki.

    "In this collection of poetry, Nikki Grimes looks afresh at the poets of the Harlem Renaissance -- including voices like Langston Hughes, Georgia Douglas Johnson, and many more writers of importance and resonance from this era -- by combining their work with her own original poetry. Using 'The Golden Shovel' poetic method, Grimes has written a collection of poetry that is as gorgeous as it is thought-provoking. This special book also includes original artwork in full-color from some of today's most exciting African American illustrators, who have created pieces of art based on Nikki's original poems. Featuring art by: Cozbi Cabrera, R. Gregory Christie, Pat Cummings, Jan Spivey Gilchrist, Nikki Grimes, E. B. Lewis, Frank Morrison, Brian Pinkney, Sean Qualls, James Ransome, Javaka Steptoe, Shadra Strickland, and Elizabeth Zunon. A foreword, an introduction to the history of the Harlem Renaissance, author's note, poet biographies, and index makes this not only a book to cherish, but a wonderful resource and reference as well"-- Provided by publisher.

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    The block

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    The block

    Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967.

    A collection of thirteen of Langston Hughes poems on African American themes.

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    I, too, am America

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    I, too, am America

    Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967.

    Presents the poem of Langston Hughes in which highlights the courage and dignity of the African American Pullman porters in the early twentieth century.

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    Langston Hughes

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    Langston Hughes

    Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967.

    An illustrated collection of twenty-six poems by noted African-American poet Langston Hughes, and contains a detailed introduction and biography, as well as brief notes accompanying each poem.

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    My people

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    My people

    Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967.

    Sepia toned photographs by Charles R. Smith, Jr. accompany Langston Hughes' classic poem "My People" and celebrate the glory, beauty, and soul of the African-American community.

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    The negro speaks of rivers

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    The negro speaks of rivers

    Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967.

    Watercolor illustrations by E.B. Lewis accompany Langston Hughes' classic poem "The Negro Speaks of Rivers."

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    I am the darker brother

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    I am the darker brother : an anthology of modern poems by African Americans

    Poems on aspects of race or racial problems by well-known African-American poets, including Countee Cullen, Richard Wright, and Maya Angelou.

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    Black magic

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    Black magic

    Johnson, Dinah.

    A young girl celebrates her African-American heritage by describing all the things black is.

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    Brown angels

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    Brown angels : an album of pictures and verse

    Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-

    A collection of poems, accompanied by photographs, about African-American children living around the turn of the century.

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    Harlem

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    Harlem : a poem

    Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-

    A poem celebrating the people, sights, and sounds of Harlem.

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    Carver, a life in poems

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    Carver, a life in poems

    Nelson, Marilyn, 1946-

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    Visiting Langston

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    Visiting Langston

    Perdomo, Willie.

    A poem to celebrate the African American, Langston Hughes, born February 1, 1902.

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    Ellington was not a street

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    Ellington was not a street

    Shange, Ntozake.

    Presents an illustrated poem in which Ntozake Shange recalls her childhood growing up in the company W.E.B. Du Bois, Dizzy Gillespie, Paul Robeson, and other great African-American men who were instrumental in changing American culture and society.

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    Freedom's a-callin me

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    Freedom's a-callin me

    Shange, Ntozake.

    Illustrations and text imagine what it was like for the men and women on the Underground Railroad.

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    We troubled the waters

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    We troubled the waters : poems

    Shange, Ntozake.

    Presents illustrated poetry from African-American playwright and poet Ntozake Shange, in which she explores racism and racial discrimination in the United States.

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    The blacker the berry

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    The blacker the berry : poems

    Thomas, Joyce Carol.

    A collection of poems, including "Golden Goodness," "Cranberry Red," and "Biscuit Brown," celebrating individuality and Afro-American identity.

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    Remember the bridge

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    Remember the bridge : poems of a people

    Weatherford, Carole Boston, 1956-

    Poems about African Americans throughout U.S. history, illustrated with historic engravings and photographs.

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    In Daddy's arms I am tall

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    In Daddy's arms I am tall : African Americans celebrating fathers

    A collection of poems celebrating African-American fathers by Angela Johnson, E. Ethelbert Miller, Carole Boston Weatherford, and others.

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    Locomotion

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    Locomotion

    Woodson, Jacqueline.

    Inspired by his teacher, eleven-year-old Lonnie begins to write about his life in a series of poems in which he discusses his feelings about his friends, his foster mom, his little sister Lili, and the death of his parents.

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    The poetry of Langston Hughes

    Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967. aut.

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