Words with Wings: A Treasury of African-American Poetry and Art

Words with Wings: A Treasury of African-American Poetry and Art

by Belinda Rochelle

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780688164157
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 12/26/2000
Series: Amistad Series
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 512,406
Product dimensions: 9.25(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.36(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Belinda Rochelle is the author of the picture books When Jo Louis Won the Title, illustrated by Larry Johnson, andJewels, illustrated by Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu, and the nonfiction book Witnesses to Freedom: Young People Who Fought for Civil Rights. She has worked in Washington, D.C., as a lobbyist for many women's organizations.

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Legacies

Nikki Giovanni

her grandmother called her from the playground
"yes, ma'am"
"i want chu to learn how to make rolls" said the old
woman proudly
but the little girl didn't want
to learn how because she knew
even if she couldn't say it that
that would mean when the old one died she would be less
dependent on her spirit so she said
"i don't want to know how to make no rolls"
with her lips poked out
and the old woman wiped her hands on
her apron saying "lord
these children"
and neither of them ever
said what they meant
and i guess nobody ever does

[27 jan 72]

Words with Wings. Copyright © by Belinda Rochelle. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.

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