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The Blacker the Berry

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Joyce Carol Thomas (A) and Floyd Cooper (ILT)

List Price: $16.99 (Hardcover - Poems / African American Identity - 2008)


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. (32 pgs) Ages 4-8

Ashay says, "This is a wonderful collection of poems by Joyce Carol Thomas and amazing art by Floyd Copper. I think she covered the entire spectrum. We still need books like this for our young girls simply because they are affirming their natural beauty. We also need books that speak to shades of colors for our boys. Must have have for classroom and library!"

Product Dimensions: 11.3 x 7.7 x 0.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces