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Words with Wings: A Treasury of African-American Poetry and Art

Written & illustrated by Belinda Rochelle
Published by Amistad
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African-American poetry and art take wing and soar in this collection compiled by Belinda Rochelle. With work that spans the nineteenth century through the present, this stunning collection pairs twenty poems by distinguished African-American poets with twenty works of art by acclaimed African-American artists. Renowned poets and artists such as Maya Angelou, Langston Hughes, Rita Dove, Countee Cullen, Jacob Lawrence, and Paul Lawrence Dunbar powerfully explore themes of slavery, racism, and black pride, among many others. Named as one of the New York Public Library’s “100 Titles for Reading and Sharing,” this important collection was described as “a stirring book that will take [readers] up close and also extend their view of themselves” in a starred review by Booklist.

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Belinda Rochelle

Belinda Rochelle is the author of the picture books <em>When Jo Louis Won the Title, </em> illustrated by Larry Johnson, and </em>Jewels, </em> illustrated by Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu, and the nonfiction book <em>Witnesses to Freedom: Young People Who Fought for Civil Rights.</em> She has worked in Washington, D.C., as a lobbyist for many women’s organizations.

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ISBN:
9780688164157
Publication Date:
December 26, 2000
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0688164153

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