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Soul Looks Back in Wonder by Tom Feelings

Soul Looks Back in Wonder

by Tom Feelings (Editor)

Other authors: Maya Angelou (Contributor), Lucille Clifton (Contributor), Alexis De Veaux (Contributor), Mari Evans (Contributor), Darryl Holmes (Contributor)8 more, Langston Hughes (Contributor), Rashidah Ismaili (Contributor), Haki R. Madhubuti (Contributor), Walter Dean Myers (Contributor), Mwatabu Okantah (Contributor), Eugene B. Redmond (Contributor), Askia M. Touré (Contributor), Margaret Walker (Contributor)

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  BRCSBooks | Aug 18, 2011 |
Soul Look Back in Wonder is a juvenile book of poetry that is written by a variety of African American authors. The poems, like the authors, are varied in context and style. The majority however, have to deal with a hope for a better life and a connection to Earth/Africa. In the poem, To You by Langston Hughes the author writes about the hope and dreams of a new world and the wish for all people to come together. This depicts the hope that African-Americans will be considered part of the greater context of American society and considered equals. In Africa You Are Beautiful by Rashidah Ismaili, the author depicts, Africa as a place that she is still connected to and can never be separated from. The poem also describes Africa as a beautiful and bountiful land. Portraying Africa as a beautiful land instills pride in being African and in essence gives African-Americans pride in being black.
This book could be used in a juvenile reading club as a way to instill pride in the heritage of the African-American people through poetry that can be analyzed and combined with other poems written by authors of other origins. This book along with others can be combined to teach cultural awareness and pride. ( )
  EricaRodriguez | Feb 14, 2010 |
Tom Feelings and poems such writers as Maya Angelou, Langston Hughes, and Askia Toure portray the creativity, strength, and beauty of their African American heritage. This book would be good for fourth grade. ( )
  tspeavy | Apr 3, 2009 |
A book that is comprised of a conglomeration of poems. I thought the poems were interesting. The poems are about different topics such as playing games, history, religion, Africa, and self reflection. ( )
  scottpalmo | Oct 6, 2008 |
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Feelings, TomEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Angelou, MayaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Clifton, LucilleContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
De Veaux, AlexisContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Evans, MariContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Holmes, DarrylContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hughes, LangstonContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ismaili, RashidahContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Madhubuti, Haki R.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Myers, Walter DeanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Okantah, MwatabuContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Redmond, Eugene B.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Touré, Askia M.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Walker, MargaretContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0140565019, Paperback)

In this compelling collection of words and pictures, the voices of thirteen major poets, including Maya Angelou, Langston Hughes, and Walter Dean Myers, rise in response to the dazzling vistas and emotionally vivid portraits of award-winning artist Tom Feelings. A unique and moving collaboration that celebrates the sustaining spirit of African creativity. "The selections?are uniformly uplifting, with affirming messages about the heritage, strength and dreams of African Americans." ? Publishers Weekly

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Artwork and poems by such writers as Maya Angelou, Langston Hughes, and Askia Toure portray the creativity, strength, and beauty of their African American heritage.

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