Ashley Bryan's ABC of African American Poetry

Paperback | January 1, 2001

byAshley BryanIllustratorAshley Bryan

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"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.

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"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, Ashl...

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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.

Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 12 × 9 × 0.2 inPublished:January 1, 2001Publisher:Atheneum Books For Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0689840454

ISBN - 13:9780689840456

Appropriate for ages: 4

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"This marvelous introduction should inspire many readers to seek out other works by these writers". -- School Library Journal