Brown Angels: An Album of Pictures and Verse

Brown Angels: An Album of Pictures and Verse

by Walter Dean Myers
     
 

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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

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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."

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780064434553
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
08/28/1996
Pages:
40
Sales rank:
757,796
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 8.75(h) x 0.09(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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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

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.; Malcom 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; New York Times bestseller Monster, the first winner of the Michael L. Printz Award; and many more. He was a National Ambassador for Young People's Literature and an inaugural NYC Literary Honoree.

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