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Legacy: Women Poets of the Harlem Renaissance | Nikki Grimes
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"For centuries, accomplished women, of all races, have fallen out of the historical records. The same is true for gifted, prolific, women poets of the Harlem Renaissance who are little known, especially as compared to their male counterparts. In this poetry collection, bestselling author Nikki Grimes uses "The Golden Shovel" poetic method to create wholly original poems based on the works of these groundbreaking women--and to introduce readers to their work. Each poem is paired with one-of-a-kind art from today's most exciting female African-American illustrators to create an emotional and thought-provoking book with timely themes for today's readers. 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. The artists we'll be approaching include: Cozbi Cabrera, Nina Crews, Pat Cummings, Jan Spivey Gilchrist, Laura Freeman, Vashti Harrison, Ebony Glenn, Ekua Holmes, Brenda Joysmith, Oge Mora, Vanessa Brantley Newton, Daria Peoples-Riley, Anna Rich, Faith Ringgold, Shadra Strickland, Loveis Wise, Elizabeth Zunon"--
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Grimes discovers female poets of the Harlem Renaissance, using the words of their poems to create poems of her own. Not only are both the Renaissance and Grimes' work beautiful, rich with African American experience, the book includes colorful illustrations by contemporary artists. Recommended.

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Freaking FANTASTIC. I don‘t like poetry because I have never taken the time to learn how to analyze it... so that‘s on me. But I got it! The poems that Nikki selected for this compilation and then the way that she bounced off of them felt familiar. These poems are not airy fairy, they felt like spoken word, raw and powerful.

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Beautiful artwork and Golden Shovel poetry. 💜 My daughter thought it was such a neat idea she‘s going to try it herself.

GingerAntics That is gorgeous!!! 2y
Gissy It is beautiful! 2y
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Great collection of the old Harlem Renaissance and the new from Nikki Grimes.

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Super duper excited to get this library hold email for this new release!!

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