Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Words to My Life's Song by Ashley Bryan

Abstract: A picture book autobiography of award-winning author/illustrator, Ashley Bryan.

Publisher: Atheneum Books For Young Readers, 58 pages

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Coretta Scott by Ntozake Shange, illustrated by Kadir Nelson

Abstract: Captures the movement for civil rights in the United States and honors its most elegant inspiration, Coretta Scott.

Publisher: HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Bks, [unpaged]

Peace, Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson

Abstract: Through letters to his little sister, who is living in a different foster home, sixth-grader Lonnie, also known as "Locomotion," keeps a record of their lives while they are apart, describing his own foster family, including his foster brother who returns home after losing a leg in the Iraq War.

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 134 p.

The Negro Speaks of Rivers by Langston Hughes, illustrated by E.B. Lewis

Abstract: The famous poem, taken from The collected poems of Langston Hughes (c1994), illustrated with watercolors.

Publisher: Disney Jump at the Sun Books, [unpaged]

My People by Langston Hughes, photographs by Charles R. Smith Jr.

Abstract: Hughes's spare yet eloquent tribute to his people has been cherished for generations. Now, acclaimed photographer Smith interprets this beloved poem in vivid sepia photographs that capture the glory, the beauty, and the soul of being a black American today.

Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers/ginee seo books, [30] p.