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I, Too, Sing America: Three Centuries of African American Poetry

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Publisher Comments:

From the first known African American poet, Lucy Terry, to recent poet laureate Rita Dove, I, TOO, SING AMERICA captures the enormous talent and passion of black writers. This powerful and diverse, this unique collection spans three centuries of poetry in America as poets bare their souls, speak their minds, trace their roots, and proclaim their dreams in the thirty-six poems compiled here. The voices of Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, W. E. B. Dubois, and Gwendolyn Brooks, among others, create an energetic blend of tone and tempo, ardor and awe. From lamentations to celebrations, these poems reveal the ironies of black America, juxtaposing themes of resistance and reconciliation, hope and despair. Each poem is further illuminated with notes, a brief biography of the poet, and stunning visual interpretations. Clinton and Alcorn have created a stirring tribute to these great poets, as well as a remarkable volume that will move any reader.

About the Author

Stephen Alcorn is an acclaimed painter and printmaker who has created artwork for a number of anthologies. He lives in Cambridge, New York.

Catherine Clinton earned her undergraduate degree in Afro-American studies from Harvard University and her Ph.D. in history from Princeton. She is the author of many historical works for children and adults, including I, TOO, SING AMERICA: THREE CENTURIES OF AFRICAN AMERICAN POETRY, and has taught African American Studies at Brandeis University, Brown University, and at Harvard University, where she is a fellow at the Dubois Institute. Dr. Clinton lives in Connecticut with her husband and two sons.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780395895993
Subtitle:
Three Centuries of African American Poetry
ill.:
Alcorn, Stephen
Author:
Clinton, Catherine
Author:
Alcorn, Stephen
Publisher:
HMH Books for Young Readers
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
Ethnic - African American
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
American poetry
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Poetry - General
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Poetry / Plays
Subject:
Children's poetry
Subject:
Afro-american authors
Subject:
Children's poetry, American
Subject:
American poetry -- Afro-American authors -- Collections.
Subject:
Children's poetry, American -- Afro-American authors.
Subject:
People & Places - United States - African-American
Subject:
Poetry : General
Subject:
African Americans
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
October 1998
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 4 up to 6
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
11.5 x 8.5 in 1.99 lb
Age Level:
09-12

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