The Blacker The Berry
by Joyce Carol Thomas, Illustrated by Floyd Cooper
- A Top 150 African-American Children’s Book
- 1 Time AALBC.com Bestselling Book!
- Coretta Scott King Award Winning Book 2009
Publication Date: Jul 01, 2008
List Price: $16.99
Format: Hardcover, 32 pages
Target Age Group: Picture Book
Parent Company: News Corporation
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We are color struck
The way an artist strikes
His canvas with his brush of many hues
Look closely at these mirrors
these palettes of skin
Each color is rich
in its own right”
Black is dazzling and distinctive, like toasted wheat berry bread; snowberries in the fall; rich, red cranberries; and the bronzed last leaves of summer. In this lyrical and luminous collection, Coretta Scott King honorees Joyce Carol Thomas and Floyd Cooper celebrate these many shades of black beautifully.
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