Sing the Sun Up: Creative Writing Ideas from African American Literature

Paperback | January 1, 1998

EditorLorenzo Thomas

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Teachers of English literature, music and multicultural studies will find this to be an invaluable source for supplementary reading and writing lessons on personal narrative, history, drama and poetry. Diverse methods of inspiring students to write through readings of African American literaturefrom all over the Americasinclude exercises using the poetry of Nobel laureate Derek Wolcott, Aime Csare, Gwendolyn Brooks, James Baldwin, Rita Dove, Bob Kaufman, Nikki Giovanni, and Langston Hughes. Exercises stressing the musical influence on jazz and blues poetry, and the resultant use of lyric poetic devices, also fortify this collection. Included are student samples, a select bibliography, and a brief discography.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:200 pages, 8.98 × 6.06 × 0.5 inPublished:January 1, 1998Publisher:Teachers & Writers Collaborative

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ISBN - 10:0915924544

ISBN - 13:9780915924547