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Ashley Bryan's ABC of African American Poetry
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About The Book
“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.
About The Illustrator
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 Me; Sail Away; Beautiful Blackbird; Beat the Story-Drum, Pum Pum; Let It Shine; Ashley Bryan’s Book of Puppets; and What a Wonderful World. He lived in Islesford, one of the Cranberry Isles off the coast of Maine.
- Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (January 1, 2001)
- Length: 32 pages
- ISBN13: 9780689840456
- Grades: P - 3
- Ages: 4 - 8
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Awards and Honors
- CBC/NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Book
- ALA Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book
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