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One Last Word: Wisdom from the Harlem…

One Last Word: Wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance

by Nikki Grimes

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A deep and rich collection of poems which tells the story of black people's struggles through poetry. Nikki Grimes seems to attempt to uplift black people and remind her audience to be proud. ( )
  Kimberlyaiisha | Dec 2, 2018 |
A book of poems about diversity. Includes great illustrations.
  chn3 | Aug 13, 2018 |
I loved how Grimes took inspiration and work from other amazing poets and used this to create a story through poetry. Truly beautiful.
  hl8 | Jul 25, 2018 |
Great collection of poems to have available for students to be able to learn and develop a deeper understanding of diversity. It would also be beneficial for students to read and be ale to relate to a poem and be inspired by it.
  astjohn2 | Feb 11, 2018 |
We pretend that everyone is treated equally in 2017. Not so. Using the "golden shovel" form, Nikki Grimes examines racism, bullying, and other timely issues. ( )
  DonnaMarieMerritt | Nov 1, 2017 |
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"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, Nikki Grimes, E. B. Lewis, Frank Morrison, 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"--… (more)

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