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Legacy : women poets of the Harlem Renaissance
Title:
Legacy : women poets of the Harlem Renaissance
ISBN:
9781681199443
Physical Description:
134 pages: color illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents:
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.
Abstract:
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.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 10-14. Bloomsbury Children's Books.
Format:
Book
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.