Brown Angels: An Album of Pictures and Verse

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Join acclaimed author Walter Dean Myers in a heartwarming celebration of African-American childhood in words and pictures. Sharing favorites from his collection of long-forgotten turn-of-the-century photographs, and punctuating them with his own moving poetry, Mr. Myers has created a beautiful album that reminds us that "the child in each of us is our most precious part."

A collection of poems, accompanied by photographs, about African American children living ...

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Overview

Join acclaimed author Walter Dean Myers in a heartwarming celebration of African-American childhood in words and pictures. Sharing favorites from his collection of long-forgotten turn-of-the-century photographs, and punctuating them with his own moving poetry, Mr. Myers has created a beautiful album that reminds us that "the child in each of us is our most precious part."

A collection of poems, accompanied by photographs, about African American children living around the turn of the century.

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Editorial Reviews

Boston Sunday Globe
Beautifully crafted, a labor of love. Myers has written wonderful, expressive poems that clearly celebrate the children in the pictures and the history of African-American childhood.
San Francisco Chronicle Book Review
Humor, reverence, and celebration blend quietly in this evocative album.
Boston Sunday Globe
Beautifully crafted, a labor of love. Myers has written wonderful, expressive poems that clearly celebrate the children in the pictures and the history of African-American childhood.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780064434553
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/28/1996
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 717,061
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 8.75 (h) x 0.09 (d)

Meet the Author

Five-time Coretta Scott King Award winner Walter Dean Myers was the acclaimed author of a wide variety of nonfiction and fiction for young people. His nonfiction includes We Are America: A Tribute from the Heart; Now Is Your Time!: The African-American Struggle for Freedom; I've Seen the Promised Land: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; Ida B. Wells: Let the Truth Be Told; Malcolm X: A Fire Burning Brightly; and Patrol: An American Soldier in Vietnam, a Jane Addams Children's Book Award winner. His illustrious list of young adult novels includes Darius & Twig; All the Right Stuff; Lockdown; Dope Sick; Autobiography of My Dead Brother; the New York Times bestseller Monster, which was the first winner of the Michael L. Printz Award; and many more. He was the 2012-2013 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature and an inaugural NYC Literary Honoree.

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Love That Boy

Love that boy,
like a rabbit loves to run
I said I love that boy
like a rabbit loves to run
Love to call him in the morning
love to call him
"Hey there, son!"

He walk like his grandpa
grins like his uncle Ben
I said he walk like his grandpa
and grins like his uncle Ben
Grins when he happy
when he sad he grind again

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2002

    Grateful Teacher

    This beautiful book became the favorite 'Read Aloud' in my sixth grade classroom. In many inner city classrooms teachers are urged to find a book that the students are able to read. Even my non-readers loved this book because they could pick up on the rhythm of the poetry and memorize it easily. Every day a different student wanted his or her turn to read the book. Thank you for this gift of poetry and pictures that bonded a white teacher to her African American students.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 1999

    i rate it '5'.....

    a short concise look into the african-american child circa 1800's to early 1900's. Pictures of your grandparents that you never had, but wished to own, along with charming verse. My grand daughter and I read it together!

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