Legacy : women poets of the Harlem Renaissance
Grimes, Nikki, author.

Legacy : women poets of the Harlem Renaissance

Grimes, Nikki, author.


Physical Description
134 pages: color illustrations ; 21 cm

Part I: Heritage -- Part II: Earth Mother -- Part III: Taking notice.
Preface ; The Harlem Renaissance ; Poetry form -- Part I: Heritage. Whatever / Heritage / Before / I am not proud / Having my say / I sit and sew / Room for dreams / Joy / Leah's reunion / Dusk / Vanish / Jehovah's gesture / Judgment / Part II: Earth Mother. Earth, I thank you / Sweet sister / Rondeau / Tara takes on Montclair / 1975 / Kneel / Of Earth / Seeing / At the spring dawn / Faithful / Autumn evening / Strength training / Part III: Taking Notice. Unseen / Taking notice / Flag salute / A mother's lament / The bronze legacy (to a brown boy) / Like an eagle / Your world / Mother to daughter / Four walls / What girls can do / Prelude / Slow burn / Advice / Brown poems / Journey's end / 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 drawn 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.

Subject Term
American poetry -- African American women authors.
African Americans -- Juvenile poetry.
African American women -- Juvenile poetry.
Harlem Renaissance -- Influence -- Juvenile literature.
African American women poets -- Juvenile literature.
Harlem Renaissance -- Poetry -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Poetry -- Juvenile literature.
Harlem Renaissance -- Juvenile literature.
Children's poetry, American.
Young adult poetry, American.
African Americans -- Poetry.
American poetry.

Geographic Term
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Poetry -- Juvenile literature.

Added Author
Brantley-Newton, Vanessa,
Cabrera, Cozbi A.,

Reading Level JCPL

Target Audience Note
Ages 10-14. Bloomsbury Children's Books.


Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice
New York : Bloomsbury Children's Books, 2021.

General Note (Repeatable)
Follow-up to the book: One Last Word / by Nikki Grimes.

Material TypeShelf NumberBarcodeLibraryStatus
BookJ LANGUAGE 811.54 GRIM32530610561100Main JCPLChildren's Library