Ashley Bryan's ABC of African American Poetry (Hardcover)

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Ashley Bryan's ABC of African American Poetry (Hardcover)

By Ashley Bryan, Ashley Bryan (Illustrator)

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From Coretta Scott King Award–winning creator Ashley Bryan comes a luminously illustrated primer on celebrated African American poets, from A to Z.

“And God stepped out on space,
And he looked around and said:
I’m lonely—I’ll make me a world.”

—James Weldon Johnson

This collection brings together inspiring excerpts of poems by celebrated African American poets and is sure to delight readers of all ages.
Ashley Bryan (1923–2022) grew up to the sound of his mother singing from morning to night, and he shared the joy of song with children. A beloved illustrator, he was named a Newbery Honoree for his picture book, Freedom Over Me. He also received the Coretta Scott King—Virginia Hamilton Lifetime Achievement Award; the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award; was a May Hill Arbuthnot lecturer; a Coretta Scott King Award winner; and the recipient of countless other awards and recognitions. His books include Freedom Over MeSail AwayBeautiful BlackbirdBeat the Story-Drum, Pum PumLet It ShineAshley Bryan’s Book of Puppets; and What a Wonderful World. He lived in Islesford, one of the Cranberry Isles off the coast of Maine.

Ashley Bryan (1923–2022) grew up to the sound of his mother singing from morning to night, and he shared the joy of song with children. A beloved illustrator, he was named a Newbery Honoree for his picture book, Freedom Over Me. He also received the Coretta Scott King—Virginia Hamilton Lifetime Achievement Award; the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award; was a May Hill Arbuthnot lecturer; a Coretta Scott King Award winner; and the recipient of countless other awards and recognitions. His books include Freedom Over MeSail AwayBeautiful BlackbirdBeat the Story-Drum, Pum PumLet It ShineAshley Bryan’s Book of Puppets; and What a Wonderful World. He lived in Islesford, one of the Cranberry Isles off the coast of Maine.
Product Details ISBN: 9780689812095
ISBN-10: 0689812094
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: August 1st, 1997
Pages: 32
Language: English