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Ashley Bryan's ABC of African American Poetry

Ashley Bryan, Ashley Bryan (Illustrator)

Hardcover

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Paperback (1/1/2001)

Description

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.

Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 9780689812095, 32pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 1997



About the Author

Ashley Bryan grew up to the sound of his mother singing from morning to night, and he has shared the joy of song with children ever since. A beloved illustrator, he was recently named a Newbery Honoree for his picture book, Freedom Over Me. He has also been the recipient of the Coretta Scott King—Virginia Hamilton Lifetime Achievement Award; the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award; has been 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 lives in Islesford, one of the Cranberry Isles off the coast of Maine.

Ashley Bryan grew up to the sound of his mother singing from morning to night, and he has shared the joy of song with children ever since. A beloved illustrator, he was recently named a Newbery Honoree for his picture book, Freedom Over Me. He has also been the recipient of the Coretta Scott King—Virginia Hamilton Lifetime Achievement Award; the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award; has been 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 lives in Islesford, one of the Cranberry Isles off the coast of Maine.