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Blacker the berry by Thomas, Joyce Carol 

BTSB Prebound(HarperCollins/Amistad, 2008)

BTSB #: 879094 Available

Dewey: 811/NAges: 4-8   
RC: 3.6 3-5

Subjects: African Americans - Poetry American poetry

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

21.38 *

Counting descent by Smith, Clint 

Paperback(Write Bloody, 2016)

BTSB #: 827088 Available

Dewey: 811/NAges: 12-18   

Subjects: Blacks - Race identity - Poetry African Americans - Poetry American poetry Life change events - Poetry

Summary: Coming of age story that seeks to complicate our conception of lineage and tradition. Smith explores the cognitive dissonance that results from belonging to a community that unapologetically celebrates black humanity while living in a world that often renders blackness a caricature of fear. His poems move fluidly across personal and political histories, all the while reflecting on the social construction of our lived experiences.

13.12 *

Dunbar out loud : the poetry of Paul Laurence Dunbar by Dunbar, Paul Laurence 

Audio Book(Findaway World, LLC, 2007)

BTSB #: P00087 Available

Dewey: 811/NAges: 8-11   

Subjects: African Americans - Poetry

Summary: Bobby Norfolk performs poems by Paul Laurence Dunbar, an African-American writer born to former slaves in 1872.

33.24 *

Ellington was not a street by Shange, Ntozake 

BTSB Prebound(Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2004)

BTSB #: 805303 Available

Dewey: 811/NAges: 8-12   
RC: 3.3 6-8 Lexile: NP

Subjects: African Americans - Poetry

Summary: The poet recalls her childhood home and the close-knit group of innovators that often gathered there. Includes brief biographical information about the men mentioned in the text.

23.48 *

Here in Harlem : poems in many voices by Myers, Walter Dean 

Audio Book(Findaway World, LLC, 2011)

BTSB #: P01608 Available

Dewey: 811/NAges: 8-11   

Subjects: African Americans - Poetry American poetry Harlem (New York, N.Y.) - Poetry

Summary: Acclaimed writer Walter Dean Myers celebrates the people of Harlem with these powerful and soulful first-person poems in the voices of the residents who make up the legendary neighborhood: basketball players, teachers, mail carriers, jazz artists, maids, veterans, nannies, students, and more.

Langston Hughes [Poetry for young people]by Hughes, Langston 

BTSB Prebound(Sterling Children's Books, 2021)

BTSB #: 470671 Available

Dewey: 811/NAges: 7-12   

Subjects: Hughes, Langston,|d1902-1967 Poetry African American poets African Americans - Poetry

Summary: Includes twenty-six of the poet's most influential pieces, including: "Mother to Son"; "My People"' "Words Like Freedom"; "I, Too"; and "The Negro Speaks of Rivers"-Hughes's first published piece, which was originally released in June 1921.

21.36 *

Legacy : women poets of the Harlem Renaissance by Grimes, Nikki 

BTSB Prebound(Bloomsbury Children's Books, 2021)

BTSB #: 353894 In Bindery

Dewey: 811/NAges: 10-14   

Subjects: American poetry - African American women authors African Americans - Poetry Harlem Renaissance - Influence

Summary: Using "The Golden Shovel" method the author creates wholly original poems based on the works of the groundbreaking women poets of the Harlem Renaissance.

22.78 *

Locomotion by Woodson, Jacqueline 

Audio Book(Findaway World, LLC, 2012)

BTSB #: P01758 Available

Dewey: 811/NAges: 8-11   

Genres: Multicultural

Subjects: African Americans - Poetry Orphans - Poetry American poetry

Summary: In a series of poems, eleven-year-old Lonnie writes about his life, after the death of his parents, separated from his younger sister, living in a foster home, and finding his poetic voice at school.

My people by Hughes, Langston 

BTSB Prebound(Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2009)

BTSB #: 470460 Available

Dewey: 811/NAges: 4-8   

Subjects: African Americans - Poetry

Summary: A modern interpretation of a classic poem through vivid black and white photographs of the faces, eyes, and souls of many different people.

One last word : wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance by Grimes, Nikki 

BTSB Prebound(Bloomsbury, 2017)

BTSB #: 402544 Available

Dewey: 811/NAges: 10-14   
RC: 6.1 6-8 Lexile: NP

Subjects: African Americans - Poetry

Summary: In this collection of poetry, Nikki Grimes looks afresh at the poets of the Harlem Renaissance -- including voices like Langston Hughes, Georgia Douglas Johnson, and many more writers of importance and resonance from this era -- by combining their work with her own original poetry.

Thinker : my puppy poet and me by Greenfield, Eloise 

BTSB Prebound(Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, 2019)

BTSB #: 400446 Available

Dewey: EAges: 4-8   
Lexile: NP

Genres: Animals

Subjects: Dogs - Fiction Poetry - Fiction Children's poetry African Americans - Poetry American poetry

Summary: Thinker isn't just an average puppy--he's a poet. So is his owner, Jace. Together they turn the world around them into verse. There's just one problem: Thinker has to keep quiet in public, and he can't go to school with Jace. That is, until Pets' Day. But when Thinker is allowed into the classroom at last, he finds it hard to keep his true identity a secret.

20.68 *

You don't even know me : stories and poems about boys by Flake, Sharon G. 

Paperback(Jump at the Sun, 2011)

BTSB #: 340077 Available

Dewey: 818/NAges: 10-14   
AR: 3.6 UG RC: 4.1 6-8 F&P: Z

Subjects: African Americans - Fiction African Americans - Poetry Teenage boys - Fiction Teenage boys - Poetry

Summary: In 9 stories and 15 poems, Sharon G. Flake provides insight into the minds of a diverse group of adolescent African American males and the issues they deal with, including teen pregnancy and homelessness.

7.37 *

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