One Last Word: Wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance - Nikki Grimes

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Ever heard of the Golden Shovel poetry form? Experience the uplift, empowerment, and inspiration of One Last Word (Bloomsbury, $18.99) and you won’t soon forget it. Nikki Grimes has seamlessly integrated verses from 8 poets of the Harlem Renaissance into her newly composed poems and paired them with original artwork by 15 noted African-American illustrators, including Christopher Myers, Brian Pinkney, and Grimes herself. These depictions of love and resilience reflect on history while simultaneously providing continued hope for the future. Biographies included in the back of the book provide a solid bridge for readers to continue their exploration of these master poets of the past and visual artists of today. Ages 10-14.

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ISBN: 9781619635548
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Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - January 3rd, 2017