Words with Wings: A Treasury of African-American Poetry and Art
List Price: $17.99 (Hardcover - African American Poetry and Art - 2000)
This stunning collection pairs twenty poems by distinguished African-American poets with twenty works of art by acclaimed African-American artists, in a way that has never been done before. Poets and artists span the nineteenth century through the present. Among them are Maya Angelou, Langston Hughes, Rita Dove, Countee Cullen, Jacob Lawrence, and Romare Bearden. African-American identity and history are powerfully evoked in art and poetry about slavery, racism, and black pride. But African-American poetry and art have no boundaries, and these poets and artists explore many other themes as well that will touch your heart and dazzle your eyes. (48 pgs) Ages 4-8
Ashay says, "When you read through this book, one immediately becomes aware of the masterful art and poetry that is displayed on the pages. Some of the most noted and celebrated African American artists and poets of all time, share their work for all to enjoy. A treasure for the library and classroom."