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879094
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.


20.76 *

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827088
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 *

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P00087
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 *

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805303
Ellington was not a street by Shange, Ntozake 

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

BTSB #: 805303 In Bindery

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.


22.86 *

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P01608
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.


469982
I, too, am America by Hughes, Langston 

BTSB Prebound(Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2012)

BTSB #: 469982 Available

Dewey: 811/NAges: 4-8   
Lexile: 500 AD

Subjects: Children's poetry African Americans - Poetry


Summary: A classic poem brought to life.


6.50 *

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353894
Legacy : women poets of the Harlem Renaissance by Grimes, Nikki 

BTSB Prebound(Bloomsbury Children's Books, 2021)

BTSB #: 353894 Available

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.


22.16 *

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P01758
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.


470460
My people by Hughes, Langston 

BTSB Prebound(Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2009)

BTSB #: 470460 In Bindery

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.


402544
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.


400446
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.


20.06 *

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