One Last Word: Wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance
by Nikki Grimes
Publication Date: Jan 14, 2020
List Price: $9.99 (store prices may vary)
Page Count: 128
Imprint: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Parent Company: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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.
Featuring art by:
- Cozbi Cabrera,
- R. Gregory Christie,
- Pat Cummings,
- Jan Spivey Gilchris,
- Ebony Glenn,
- Nikki Grimes,
- E. B. Lewis,
- Frank Morrison,
- Christopher Myers,
- Brian Pinkney,
- Sean Qualls,
- James Ransome,
- Javaka Steptoe,
- Shadra Strickland, and
- Elizabeth Zunon.
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
Awards for Planet Middle School:
2014 Garden State Teen Book Awards list
Nominated for the 2012 NCAAP Image Award - Outstanding Literary Work for Youth/Teens
CCBC Choices 2012
2012 Best Children’s Books of the Year, Bank Street
Nominated for the 2012-13 Pennsylvania Young Reader’s Choice Awards Program
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