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One Last Word: Wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance
by Nikki Grimes

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List Price: $18.99
Format: Hardcover, 128 pages
Classification: Children’s
Age: 10 - 14 years
ISBN13: 9781619635548
Imprint: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Parent Company: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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Book Description:

  • A 2017 New York Public Library Best Kids Book of the Year
  • A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2017, Middle Grade
  • A School Library Journal Best Book of 2017, Nonfiction

In this collection of poetry, Nikki Grimes looks afresh at the poets of the Harlem Renaissance — including voices like Langston Hughes, Georgia Douglas Johnson, and many more writers of importance and resonance from this era — by combining their work with her own original poetry. Using “The Golden Shovel” poetic method, Grimes has written a collection of poetry that is as gorgeous as it is thought-provoking.

This special book also includes original artwork in full-color from some of today’s most exciting African American illustrators, who have created pieces of art based on Nikki’s original poems.

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A foreword, an introduction to the history of the Harlem Renaissance, author’s note, poet biographies, and index makes this not only a book to cherish, but a wonderful resource and reference as well.

A 2017 New York Public Library Best Kids Book of the Year
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2017, Middle Grade
A School Library Journal Best Book of 2017, Nonfiction


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