Items related to Pass It On: African American Poetry for Children

Pass It On: African American Poetry for Children

4.3 avg rating
( 70 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780590457705: Pass It On: African American Poetry for Children
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

A collection of poetry by fourteen distinguished African-American poets features the work of Langston Hughes, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Eloise Greenfield, among others.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From Publishers Weekly:

Like Bernie Fuchs's illustrations for Ragtime Tumpie , Cooper's painterly, sun-drenched portraits for this collection are as rich and varied as the verses themselves. A potpourri of poems by Gwendolyn Brooks, Eloise Greenfield, Nikki Giovanni and Langston Hughes is interspersed with works by lesser known writers. Although some selections focus on experience unique to African Americans--such as Countee Cullen's "Incident," about an eight-year-old who is called "Nigger"--many of them deal with the common experiences of children of all races--eating chocolate, jumping in a puddle, taking a bath. Unfortunately, not all of the poems and illustrations are equally well chosen or designed. Occasionally two incompatible paintings are joined confusingly in the book's gutter, faces seem distorted, and dark backgrounds make the text hard to read. Despite these caveats, the warmly textured illustrations for "Dream Keeper" and "Harriet Tubman," together with the expressive faces on the cover, will insure that the culture portrayed is--as intended--"passed from one generation to another." Ages 5-9.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal:

K Up-- A wide-ranging collection from sidhose musings go from chocolate to pickles; and other notable poets, such as Langston Hughes, Lucille Clifton, and Gwendolyn Brooks are represented in these 19 selections. Cooper's illustrations have the same glowing colors anewalk and rope-skipping rhymes to poetry, all celebrating the African-American experience. Eloise Greenfield, who writes with equal passion about the spirit of Harriet Tubman or the proper way to catch a fish; Nikki Giovanni, wd skillfully drawn faces and figures that have become familiar from his other books. They complement each poem with shades and composition that enhance the mood of the words. Many of the entries have appeared in the individual poets' own books, but putting them together has made this a collaboration with a powerful and singular voice. The endnotes about the contributors, as well as Hudson's introduction, round out this effort, making it a strong choice for most collections. --Jane Marino, White Plains Public Library, NY
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780590457712: Pass It on: African-American Poetry for Children

Featured Edition

ISBN 10: 0590457713 ISBN 13: 9780590457712
Publisher: Scholastic Trade, 1993
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

Stock Image

Hudson, Wade
Published by Scholastic Press (1993)
ISBN 10: 0590457705 ISBN 13: 9780590457705
New Hardcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
Newport Bookstore
(Pflugerville, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: new. Cooper, Floyd (illustrator). Seller Inventory # newport0590457705

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 20.55
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Wade Hudson, Floyd Cooper (Illustrator)
Published by Scholastic Press (1993)
ISBN 10: 0590457705 ISBN 13: 9780590457705
New Hardcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(Houston, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description Hardcover. Condition: New. Cooper, Floyd (illustrator). Seller Inventory # DADAX0590457705

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 26.07
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Hudson, Wade
Published by Scholastic Press (1993)
ISBN 10: 0590457705 ISBN 13: 9780590457705
New Hardcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
GF Books, Inc.
(Hawthorne, CA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. Cooper, Floyd (illustrator). A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in NEW condition. Seller Inventory # 0590457705-2-1

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 27.32
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Hudson, Wade
Published by Brand: Scholastic Press (1993)
ISBN 10: 0590457705 ISBN 13: 9780590457705
New Hardcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
GoldBooks
(Austin, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: new. Cooper, Floyd (illustrator). Seller Inventory # think0590457705

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 27.18
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Hudson, Wade
Published by Scholastic Press (1993)
ISBN 10: 0590457705 ISBN 13: 9780590457705
New Hardcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. Cooper, Floyd (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M0590457705

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 26.13
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.77
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Hudson, Wade
Published by Brand: Scholastic Press (1993)
ISBN 10: 0590457705 ISBN 13: 9780590457705
New Hardcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
Campbell Bookstore
(Austin, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: new. Cooper, Floyd (illustrator). Seller Inventory # NewCamp0590457705

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 31.10
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Hudson, Wade
Published by Brand: Scholastic Press (1993)
ISBN 10: 0590457705 ISBN 13: 9780590457705
New Hardcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
GoldenWavesOfBooks
(Fayetteville, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: new. Cooper, Floyd (illustrator). Seller Inventory # Holz_New_0590457705

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 31.12
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Hudson, Wade
Published by Brand: Scholastic Press (1993)
ISBN 10: 0590457705 ISBN 13: 9780590457705
New Hardcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
Front Cover Books
(Denver, CO, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: new. Cooper, Floyd (illustrator). Seller Inventory # FrontCover0590457705

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 31.18
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Hudson, Wade
Published by Scholastic Press (1993)
ISBN 10: 0590457705 ISBN 13: 9780590457705
New Hardcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
BennettBooksLtd
(LOS ANGELES, CA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. Cooper, Floyd (illustrator). New. Seller Inventory # Q-0590457705

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 57.00
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.45
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds