The Blacker the Berry: Poems

by Joyce C. Thomas
Illustrator Brenda Joysmith

HarperCollins Canada, Limited | January 11, 1997 | Leather/Fine Binding

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We are color struck
The way an artist strikes
His canvas with his brush of many hues

Look closely at these mirrors
these palettes of skin
Each color is rich
in its own right

Black is dazzling and distinctive, like toasted wheat berry bread; snowberries in the fall; rich, red cranberries; and the bronzed last leaves of summer. In this lyrical and luminous collection, Coretta Scott King honorees Joyce Carol Thomas and Floyd Cooper celebrate these many shades of black beautifully.

Format: Leather/Fine Binding

Published: January 11, 1997

Publisher: HarperCollins Canada, Limited

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0060253762

ISBN - 13: 9780060253769

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The Blacker the Berry: Poems

by Joyce C. Thomas
Illustrator Brenda Joysmith

Format: Leather/Fine Binding

Published: January 11, 1997

Publisher: HarperCollins Canada, Limited

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0060253762

ISBN - 13: 9780060253769

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We are color struck
The way an artist strikes
His canvas with his brush of many hues

Look closely at these mirrors
these palettes of skin
Each color is rich
in its own right

Black is dazzling and distinctive, like toasted wheat berry bread; snowberries in the fall; rich, red cranberries; and the bronzed last leaves of summer. In this lyrical and luminous collection, Coretta Scott King honorees Joyce Carol Thomas and Floyd Cooper celebrate these many shades of black beautifully.

About the Author

Joyce Carol Thomas is an internationally renowned author who received the National Book Award for her first novel, Marked By Fire, and a Coretta Scott King Honor for her first picture book, Brown Honey In Broomwheat Tea. Her other titles include I Have Heard Of A Land, a Coretta Scott King Honor Book; The Gospel Cinderella; cCrowning Glory; Gingerbread Days; and A Gathering Of Flowers. Ms. Thomas lives in Berkeley, California.

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A collection of poems, including "Golden Goodness," "Cranberry Red," and "Biscuit Brown," celebrating individuality and Afro-American identity.
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