Ashley Bryan's ABC of African American Poetry

Ashley Bryan's ABC of African American Poetry

by Ashley Bryan

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Ashley Bryan's ABC of African American Poetry by Ashley Bryan


"And God stepped out on space,
And he looked around and said:
I'm lonely — I'll make me a world."

— James Weldon Johnson

Thus begins Coretta Scott King Award-winner Ashley Bryan's collection of inspiring excerpts of poems by celebrated African American poets. Beautifully illustrated with his own tempera and gouache paintings, Ashley Bryan's unique alphabet book will delight readers of any age.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780689840456
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 01/01/2001
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 785,507
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 12.00(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Ashley Bryan grew up to the sound of his mother singing from morning to night, and he has shared the joy of song with children ever since. A beloved illustrator, he was recently named a Newbery Honoree for his picture book, Freedom Over Me. He has also been the recipient of the Coretta Scott King—Virginia Hamilton Lifetime Achievement Award; the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award; has been 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 lives in Islesford, one of the Cranberry Isles off the coast of Maine.

Ashley Bryan grew up to the sound of his mother singing from morning to night, and he has shared the joy of song with children ever since. A beloved illustrator, he was recently named a Newbery Honoree for his picture book, Freedom Over Me. He has also been the recipient of the Coretta Scott King—Virginia Hamilton Lifetime Achievement Award; the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award; has been 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 lives in Islesford, one of the Cranberry Isles off the coast of Maine.

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Ashley Bryan's ABC of African American Poetry 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Aleeya More than 1 year ago
This book was okay. I didn't really like the fact that some of the letters of the alphabet didn't began at the beginning of the sentence. The book has lovely pictures.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Good book to read to children to be used during Black history month. It teaches children poetry about different african american poets.