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Selected and with an introduction by Ashley Bryan and Andrea Davis Pinkney. This handsome piece of bookmaking showcases fourteen poems by late-nineteenth-century writer Paul Laurence Dunbar, including "Little Brown Baby," "Dawn," and "A Negro Love Song." Each of the six artists has illustrated two to three poems in an arrangement that urges the viewer both to linger on each illustration and to keep turning the pages. The layout is sumptuous and spacious; the variety in artistic styles lends a vitality that matches the tone of many of Dunbar's poems. The introduction establishes Dunbar's importance as an African-American poet and discusses his controversial decision to write poems in black dialect as well as in standard English. Riches all around. m.v.p.