The Resource Ashley Bryan's ABC of African-American poetry

Ashley Bryan's ABC of African-American poetry

Label
Ashley Bryan's ABC of African-American poetry
Title
Ashley Bryan's ABC of African-American poetry
Title variation
ABC of African-American poetry
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. Why an alphabet book of African American poets? Simply as a way of presenting the work of many poets, poets who write for adults as well as children, in a form that both children and adults can enjoy. Though this is not an alphabet book in the traditional sense, it is an A to Z look at twenty-five poems and one African American spiritual selected by Ashley Bryan from a wide range of African American poets. His selections are, for the most part, not complete poems, but fragments -- samples that are complete in their own way, and that inspired him to create pictures that capture the essence of the poetry in another form. his marvelous paintings, in tempera and gouache, are his salute to the twenty-five poets whose works are included. Well known for his story-telling, his picture books, his own poetry, and for his lectures on African American poetry, Ashley Bryan here gives readers of all ages a chance to share the joy he has experienced in the work of some of the poets he especially enjoys
Awards note
Coretta Scott King Honor, illustrator, 1998.
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 811/.54
  • E
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS591.N4
LC item number
A84 1997
Literary form
non fiction
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Bryan, Ashley
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  • Children's poetry, American
  • American poetry
  • English language
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • American poetry
  • Alphabet
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Ashley Bryan's ABC of African-American poetry
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Jean Karl book."
Contents
A. James Weldon Johnson -- B. Dudley Randall -- C. Robert Hayden (Sojourner Truth poem) -- D. Countee Cullen -- E. Henry Dumas -- F. Langston Hughes ("Freedom") -- G. Anne Spencer -- H. Eloise Greenfield (Harriet Tubman) -- I. Raymond Patterson -- J. Rita Dove -- K. Gwendolyn Brooks -- L. Lucille Clifton -- M. Margaret Walker -- N. Owen Dodson -- O. Haki Madhubuti -- P. Nikki Giovanni -- Q. Maya Angelou -- R. Roll Jordan Roll: Black American Spiritual -- S. Samuel Allen (Satchel Paige -- T. Paul Laurence Dunbar -- U. Imamu Amiri Baraka -- V. Sterling Brown -- W. Mari Evans -- X. Audre Lorde -- Y. James Emanuel -- Z. Frank Marshall Davis
Control code
ocm35001779
Dimensions
32 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 v. (unpaged)
Isbn
9780689812095
Lccn
96025148
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)35001779
Label
Ashley Bryan's ABC of African-American poetry
Publication
Note
"A Jean Karl book."
Contents
A. James Weldon Johnson -- B. Dudley Randall -- C. Robert Hayden (Sojourner Truth poem) -- D. Countee Cullen -- E. Henry Dumas -- F. Langston Hughes ("Freedom") -- G. Anne Spencer -- H. Eloise Greenfield (Harriet Tubman) -- I. Raymond Patterson -- J. Rita Dove -- K. Gwendolyn Brooks -- L. Lucille Clifton -- M. Margaret Walker -- N. Owen Dodson -- O. Haki Madhubuti -- P. Nikki Giovanni -- Q. Maya Angelou -- R. Roll Jordan Roll: Black American Spiritual -- S. Samuel Allen (Satchel Paige -- T. Paul Laurence Dunbar -- U. Imamu Amiri Baraka -- V. Sterling Brown -- W. Mari Evans -- X. Audre Lorde -- Y. James Emanuel -- Z. Frank Marshall Davis
Control code
ocm35001779
Dimensions
32 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 v. (unpaged)
Isbn
9780689812095
Lccn
96025148
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)35001779

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