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ISBN13: 9780689828843
ISBN10: 0689828845
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Awards

Winner of the 2005 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

In a reflective tribute to the African-American community of old, noted poet Ntozake Shange recalls her childhood home and the close-knit group of innovators that often gathered there. These men of vision, brought to life in the majestic paintings of artist Kadir Nelson, lived at a time when the color of their skin dictated where they could live, what schools they could attend, and even where they could sit on a bus or in a movie theater. andlt;BRandgt; Yet in the face of this tremendous adversity, these dedicated souls and others like them not only demonstrated the importance of Black culture in America, but also helped issue in a movement that "changed the world." Their lives and their works inspire us to this day, and serve as a guide to how we approach the challenges of tomorrow.

Review:

"At once personal and universal....This is truly a book for all ages, lovely to behold and designed to be revisited." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Deeply colored paintings enrich this homage to African-American men who made history and influenced culture....Exquisite." Kirkus Reviews

Synopsis:

With this poem from her first collection of poetry, renowned poet Shange evokes names that are associated with one of the most influential cultural movements of the 20th century — the Harlem Renaissance. Full color.

About the Author

Ntozake Shange is the author of for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf, which won the Obie Award for Best Drama and the Outer Circle Critics Award and received Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Award nominations; the picture book Float Like a Butterfly, illustrated by Edel Rodriguez; as well as numerous other plays, novels, and poetry collections. She counts among her many honors an NEA Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Medal of Excellence from Columbia University, the City of Philadelphia Artist's Award, and several citations from the Texas State legislature, as well as keys to the cities of Cambridge, Massachusetts; Los Angeles, California; and San Antonio and Austin, Texas. Ntozake Shange is a professor of drama and English at the University of Florida at Gainesville.

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Reina, March 29, 2007 (view all comments by Reina)
Another essential book on our shelves. This is a beautiful book and we love the illustrations by Kadir Nelson. We have been reading this since my son was one, so even if you don't understand who all the men are, you can appreciate the words and illustrations. Older readers should be inspired to find out more about the men of the poem, or at least listen to some Duke Elliington.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780689828843
Illustrator:
Nelson, Kadir,
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Illustrator:
Nelson, Kadir
Author:
Shange, Ntozake
Author:
Nelson, Kadir
Location:
New York
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Ethnic - African American
Subject:
American poetry
Subject:
Poetry - General
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Poetry / Plays
Subject:
Children's poetry, American
Subject:
Children's Baby - Poetry
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
African American artists
Subject:
African American girls
Subject:
African American civil rights workers
Subject:
Children s All Ages - Poetry / Plays
Subject:
Poetry : General
Subject:
Children's poetry
Subject:
Poetry
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B221
Series Volume:
no. 3
Publication Date:
January 2004
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from K up to 6
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f/c; jkt: spot uv
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
12 x 9 in 17.43 oz
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
5-11

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Product details 40 pages Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing - English 9780689828843 Reviews:
"Review" by , "At once personal and universal....This is truly a book for all ages, lovely to behold and designed to be revisited."
"Review" by , "Deeply colored paintings enrich this homage to African-American men who made history and influenced culture....Exquisite."
"Synopsis" by , With this poem from her first collection of poetry, renowned poet Shange evokes names that are associated with one of the most influential cultural movements of the 20th century — the Harlem Renaissance. Full color.
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