This is an alphabet book based around the theme of African American poets. Each letter of the alphabet has lines from a poem written by an African American poet.
This is a wonderful collection of poems about brothers and sisters. The poems deal with all kinds of family related topics including sibling rivalry and having a new baby sister.
Despite being a slave, George Moses Horton taught himself to read as a boy. Horton loved words and was drawn to the lyrical sound of poetry.
This historic retelling details the moments on a train crossing the Mississippi River that led to poet Langston Hughes writing his poem "The Negro Speaks of Rivers."
This is a wonderful collection of poems written by Joyce Carol Thomas. The poems celebrate the beauty found in the many shades of "black."
Love to Langston is a tribute to poet, Langston Hughes. It is a biography of poems written by Tony Medina that capture glimpses into the life of Langston Hughes based on Hughes' own poetry and Medina's own imagination of what Hughes' life was like.
Bronzeville Boys and Girls is a collection of poetry by Gwendolyn Brooks that celebrates childhood! While it was inspired by a Chicago neighborhood, it reflects the joy, imagination, and freedom of being a child in most any neighborhood.
This book is a beautiful poem about the life of author, illustrator Ezra Jack Keats and how his renowned book, The Snowy Day, came to be.
Based on the original poem "A Visit From St. Nicholas" by Clement C. Moore, this African-American version has characters living on a small dairy farm in North Carolina near the turn of the century.
This is a beautifully illustrated compilation of five Nativity poems by Langston Hughes. The five poems included are "Carol of the Brown King," "Shepherd's Song at Christmas," "On a Christmas Night," "On a Pallet of Straw," and "The Christmas Story."
This is a collection of twenty-three poems about the many wonders of the Christmas season, told from an African-American perspective.
This a collection of poems celebrating dads, pops, fathers, poppas, and daddies! This book would make an excellent Father's Day gift!
This is a collection of poems celebrating African American fathers and the influence that they have over their families. The poems are coupled with the artwork of Javaka Steptoe.
This is a collection of poems written by African American children. While the color black is often associated with negativity, darkness, and evil, these poems celebrate the beauty of being Black!