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

Ashley Bryan's ABC of African-American poetry

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Ashley Bryan's ABC of African-American poetry
Title
Ashley Bryan's ABC of African-American poetry
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Ashley Bryan
Title variation
ABC of African-American poetry
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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
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
Storyline
Tone
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
128747
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
811.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 0
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True
Target audience
juvenile
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Ashley Bryan's ABC of African-American poetry
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Dimensions
32 cm.
Extent
1 v. (unpaged)
Isbn
9780689812095
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
96025148
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)35001779
Label
Ashley Bryan's ABC of African-American poetry
Link
Publication
Dimensions
32 cm.
Extent
1 v. (unpaged)
Isbn
9780689812095
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
96025148
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)35001779

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