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One Last Word: Wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance

Written by:

Nikki Grimes

Published:

January 3, 2017

Publisher:

Bloomsbury USA Childrens

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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. Using "The Golden Shovel" poetic method, Grimes has written a collection of poetry that is as gorgeous as it is thought-provoking.

This special book also includes original artwork in full-color from some of today's most exciting African American illustrators, who have created pieces of art based on Nikki's original poems. Featuring art by: Cozbi Cabrera, R. Gregory Christie, Pat Cummings, Jan Spivey Gilchrist, Ebony Glenn, Nikki Grimes, E. B. Lewis, Frank Morrison, Christopher Myers, Brian Pinkney, Sean Qualls, James Ransome, Javaka Steptoe, Shadra Strickland, and Elizabeth Zunon.

A foreword, an introduction to the history of the Harlem Renaissance, author's note, poet biographies, and index makes this not only a book to cherish, but a wonderful resource and reference as well.

Awards for Planet Middle School:

2014 Garden State Teen Book Awards list

Nominated for the 2012 NCAAP Image Award - Outstanding Literary Work for Youth/Teens

CCBC Choices 2012

2012 Best Children's Books of the Year, Bank Street

Nominated for the 2012-13Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards Program

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