‘The distinguished novelist has culled his personal collection of turn-of-the-century photographs of African-American children and composed the verses that accompany this enchanting selection of youngsters.’ —NYT. ‘A unique celebration of the continuum of human life and of childhood in all its robustness, fragility, and evanescent beauty. . . . An exquisite album. The 42 superbly reproduced black-and-white and sepia prints radiate intensely with the personalities of their subjects.’ —SLJ. ‘The poet, inspired by the photographs, affirms the black experience in a lyrical, tender, and sometimes humorous voice.’ —H.
Notable Children's Books of 1994 (ALA)
1994 Notable Trade Books in the Language Arts (NCTE)
1994 Books for the Teen Age (NY Public Library)
Children's Books of 1993 (Library of Congress)
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Walter Dean Myers is the New York Times bestselling author of Monster, the winner of the first Michael L. Printz Award, the current National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, and inaugural NYC Literary Honoree. Myers has received every single major award in the field of children's literature. He is the author of two Newbery Honor Books and five Coretta Scott King Awardees. He is the recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults and is a three-time National Book Award Finalist as well as the first-ever recipient of the Coretta Scott King–Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement. He was the 2010 United States nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Award, and is considered one of the preeminent writers for young people. Walter lives in Jersey City, New Jersey, with his family.
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Book Description Harper Collins Publishers, Inc., New York, NY, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Vintage Photographs (illustrator). Sixth Printing. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. N/N, hc, unpaginated. Pictorial paper over boards with black, white and brown text on upper; no defects. Dust jacket has same picture; no defects, no chips or tears. Interior pages are clean, unmarked, unbent. Photographs of African American children in posed settings. Poetry and verse accompanies the pictures. Binding is tight. Bookseller Inventory # 011527
Book Description HarperCollins, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1st. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060229179
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