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Twenty-five exquisite poems written by a National Book Award winner celebrate the moments in life that form the unique bond between every mother and daughter. By the author of I Have Heard of a Land.
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From the day of birth to the first day of kindergarten, dancing together, fighting, praying, growing, graduating, marrying, dying, Joyce Carol Thomas paints for readers the age-old portrait of a relationship between mother and daughter. Twenty-five poems, written in two voices--mother's and daughter's--weave together to form a pattern of love. The verses can be read alone, together in a duet, as a call and response, or even in dissonance, because, as Thomas writes, "As in life, sometimes we stand alone, sometimes there's discord, and sometimes we are in perfect harmony."
Joyce Carol Thomas is the internationally renowned author of the picture/poetry book Brown Honey in Broomwheat Tea (the 1994 Coretta Scott King Award Honor Book for Nonfiction and Illustration) and the novel Marked by Fire (winner of the National Book Award), as well as many other popular titles. This touching, sometimes funny, always eloquent collection is a gift to be shared by mothers and daughters. (Ages 9 and older) --Emilie CoulterAbout the Author:
Mother to daughter: Monica Leona Pecot Grandmother to seven granddaughters: Aresa, Maria, Chrystal, Aurora, Katrina, Gloria, and Michaela Pecot. Stand-in mother for many who visit her home from time to time. She is also an internationaly renowned author who received the National Book Award for her first novel, Marked by Fire, and a Coretta Scott King Award honor for her first picture book, Brown Honey in Broomwheat Tea. Her book I Have Heard of a Land was named an International Reading Association Teachers' Choice and an ALA Notable Children's Book; her other titles include Bright Shadow, A Gathering of Flowers, Gingerbread Days, Hush Songs, and House of Light. A Mother's Heart, A Daughter's Love: Poems for us to Share continues the caring conversations between Joyce and her readers.
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