Legacy : women poets of the Harlem Renaissance / Nikki Grimes ; artwork by Vanessa Brantley-Newton, Cozbi A. Cabrera [and 15 others].
- ISBN: 9781681199443
- ISBN: 1681199440
- Physical Description: 134 pages: color illustrations ; 21 cm
- Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Children's Books, 2021.
Contents / Notes
Follow-up to the book: One Last Word / by Nikki Grimes.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references (pages 127-129) and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:||
Part I: Heritage -- Part II: Earth Mother -- Part III: Taking notice.
Preface ; The Harlem Renaissance ; Poetry form -- Part I: Heritage. Whatever / by Nikki Grimes [N.G.] -- Heritage / by Mae V. Cowdery -- Before / by N.G. -- I am not proud / by Helene Johnson -- Having my say / by N.G. -- I sit and sew / by Alice Dunbar-Nelson -- Room for dreams / by N.G. -- Joy / by Clarissa Scott Delany -- Leah's reunion / by N.G. -- Dusk / by Angelina Weld Grimké -- Vanish / by N.G. -- Jehovah's gesture / by Gertrude Parthenia McBrown -- Judgment / by N.G. -- Part II: Earth Mother. Earth, I thank you / by Anne Spencer -- Sweet sister / by N.G. -- Rondeau / by Jessie Redmon Fauset -- Tara takes on Montclair / by N.G. -- 1975 / by Anne Spencer -- Kneel / by N.G. -- Of Earth / by Mae V. Cowdery -- Seeing / by N.G. -- At the spring dawn / by Angela Weld Grimké -- Faithful / by N.G. -- Autumn evening / by Ida Rowland -- Strength training / by N.G. -- Part III: Taking Notice. Unseen / by Gertrude Parthenia McBrown -- Taking notice / by N.G. -- Flag salute / by Esther Popel -- A mother's lament / by N.G. -- The bronze legacy (to a brown boy) / by Effie Lee Newsome -- Like an eagle / by N.G. -- Your world / by Georgia Douglas Johnson -- Mother to daughter / by N.G. -- Four walls / by Blanche Taylor Dickinson -- What girls can do / by N.G. -- Prelude / by Lucy Ariel Williams -- Slow burn / by N.G. -- Advice / by Gwendolyn Bennett -- Brown poems / by N.G. -- Journey's end / by N.G. -- Resources. Poet biographies ; Artist biographies ; Acknowledgments ; Sources ; Index.
From Children's Literature Legacy Award-winning author Nikki Grimes comes a feminist-forward new collection of poetry celebrating the little-known women poets of the Harlem Renaissance-- paired with full-color, original art from today's most talented female African-American illustrators. Taking inspiration from the unsung women poets of the era, Grimes uses the "Golden Shovel" poetry method to create original poems drwan from the words of ... groundbreaking women writers. Set alongside the original works, Grimes's all-new poetry pays tribute to the unique heritage of these women and their spiritual connection to nature, illuminating female self-expression in the early twentieth century, reinvented with contemporary relevance and context. Featuring artwork by some of today's most exciting Black women: Vanessa Brantley-Newton, Cozbi A. Cabrera, Nina Crews, Pat Cummings, Laura Freeman, Jan Spivey Gilchrist, Ebony Glenn, Xia Gordon, April Harrison, Vashti Harrison, Ekua Holmes, Cathy Ann Johnson, Keisha Morris, Daria Peoples-Riley, Andrea Pippins, Erin Robinson, Shadra Strickland, Nicole Tadgell, Elizabeth Zunon.
|Target Audience Note:||
Ages 10-14. Bloomsbury Children's Books.
Grades 4-6. Bloomsbury Children's Books.
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