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black is brown is tan

release date: Jan 06, 2004
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black is brown is tan
Brown-skinned momma, the color of chocolate milk and coffee pumpkin pie, whose face gets ginger red when she puffs and yells the children into bed. White-skinned daddy, not white like milk or snow, lighter than brown, With pinks and tiny tans, whose face gets tomato red when he puffs and yells their children into bed. Children who are all the colors of the race, growing up happy in a house full of love. This is the way it is for them; this is the way they are, but the joy they feel extends to every reader of this book. Black is brown is tan is a story poem about being, a beautiful true song about a family delighting in each other and in the good things of the earth.

Malcolm X

release date: Jan 05, 2000
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Malcolm X
Malcolm X lived in difficult times - when some thought that black people were inferior to white people. But Malcolm believed that black people should stand up for their rights and he preached this belief everywhere he went. His message became popular because it was one of hope and pride. But it also became dangerous, because some people didn't agree with him. In 1965, one of these people shot and killed him. Even though his life was cut short by hatred, Malcolm X's ideas still affect people of all races. Here is his amazing story. An ALA Notable Children's Book

Roots and Blues

release date: Jan 01, 2011
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Roots and Blues
Lyrical poems and prose explore how Blues music has been part of everyday life throughout history, from its origins in the sounds of the earth, through slaves' voices singing of freedom, to today's greatest performers--and listeners.

Black on Black; Commentaries by Negro Americans

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Black on Black; Commentaries by Negro Americans
Selection of essays and extracts from books presenting a chronology of influential Negro thinking ranging from the 19th century to the present.

Friend Dog

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Friend Dog
A girl relates how she got her dog and the activities they share.

Street Music

release date: Jan 26, 1995
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Street Music
Fifteen poems explore the sights and sounds of life in a big city.

Touch the Poem

release date: Jan 01, 2000
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Touch the Poem
A collection of poems about the sense of touch including a baby's foot in one's palm, peach fuzz on the lip, and the forehead against a cold window.

Sports Pages

release date: Jan 01, 1990
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Sports Pages
Poems about the experiences and feelings of young athletes involved in various sports.

Eats

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Eats
Reflections on the poet's love of food and eating.

In for Winter, Out for Spring

release date: Jan 01, 1997
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In for Winter, Out for Spring
This collection of poems, told from the perspective of a young girl, celebrates family life throughout the yearly cycle of seasons.
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