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Click for more detail about Inspiration: Profiles of Black Women Changing Our World by Crystal McCrary Inspiration: Profiles of Black Women Changing Our World

by Crystal McCrary
Stewart, Tabori & Chang (Mar 01, 2012)
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Inspiration shares the personal stories and unique voices of 30 extraordinary black women. Whether in the White House or on the courts of Wimbledon, in Hollywood or on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera House, these women have influenced the social, cultural, and political landscape of this country, and even the world. Luminaries such as Patti LaBelle, Venus Williams, Susan Taylor, and Judith Jamison speak about the challenges they’ve faced and the victo­ries they’ve won throughout their careers. These inspiring black women pass their knowledge and lessons on to a new generation of women in intimate first-person essays and stunning color portraits.

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Click for more detail about In Search of Color Everywhere by E. Ethelbert Miller In Search of Color Everywhere

by E. Ethelbert Miller
Stewart, Tabori & Chang (Jan 19, 1996)
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A new compilation celebrating African-American verse, which contains works from poets of different ages and from varied walks of life to create a portrait of the African-American family experience.


Click for more detail about Life Doesn’t Frighten Me by Maya Angelou Life Doesn’t Frighten Me

by Maya Angelou
Stewart, Tabori & Chang (Feb 06, 1993)
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i>Shadows on the wallNoises down the hallLife doesn’t frighten me at all" Maya Angelou’s brave, defiant poem celebrates the courage within each of us, young and old. From the scary thought of panthers in the park to the unsettling scene of a new classroom, fearsome images are summoned and dispelled by the power of faith in ourselves.Angelou’s strong words are matched by the daring vision of artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, whose childlike style reveals the powerful emotions and fanciful imaginings of childhood. Together, Angelou’s words and Basquiat’s paintings create a place where every child, indeed every person, may experience his or her own fearlessness.In this brilliant introduction to poetry and contemporary art, brief biographies of Angelou and Basquiat accompany the text and artwork, focusing on the strengths they took from their lives and brought to their work. A selected bibliography of Angelou’s books and a selected museum listing of Basquiat’s works open the door to further inspiration through the fine arts.


Click for more detail about I Dream a World: Portraits of Black Women Who Changed America by Barbara Summers I Dream a World: Portraits of Black Women Who Changed America

by Barbara Summers
Stewart, Tabori & Chang (Jul 01, 1989)
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A celebration in photographs and interviews of African-American women who have in some way changed or contributed to the American nation. They include writers, poets, lawyers, singers, activists, sportswomen and journalists. Each woman speaks of her life and her work, and of her hopes for the future. Brian Lanker won the 1974 Pulitzer Prize for feature photography. He has worked for various newspapers and frequently has photo essays published in "Life". Maya Angelou is an author and poet, writes for television, and her autobiography was "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings".


Click for more detail about I Live in Music by Ntozake Shange I Live in Music

by Ntozake Shange
Stewart, Tabori & Chang (Jun 16, 1984)
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Shange’s lyrical poem is a tribute to the language of music and the magical, often mystical, rhythms that connect people. Music defines who we are as individuals, the places where we live, and how we exist within our communities. Music is life.

Written in a syncopated style that has its own melody, the poem is perfectly married to twenty-one extraordinary and diverse works from Romare Bearden who once said, "I paint in the tradition of the blues."

Here is a unique and visionary book that speaks, indeed sings, to both children and adults and is, at once, compelling, profond, and entertaining.