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One Last Word - Wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance - cover

One Last Word - Wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance

Nikki Grimes

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens

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"One Last Word is the work of a master poet." --Kwame Alexander, Newbery Medal-winning author of The Crossover 
 
From the New York Times   bestselling and Coretta Scott King award-winning author Nikki Grimes  comes an emotional, special new collection of poetry inspired by the   Harlem Renaissance--paired with full-color, original art from today's   most exciting African-American illustrators. 
 
Inspired  by the writers of the Harlem Renaissance, bestselling author Nikki  Grimes uses "The Golden Shovel" poetic method to create wholly original  poems based on the works of master poets like Langston Hughes, Georgia  Douglas Johnson, Jean Toomer, and others who enriched history during  this era.  
 
Each poem is paired with one-of-a-kind art from  today's most exciting African American illustrators--including Pat  Cummings, Brian Pinkney, Sean Qualls, James Ransome, Javaka Steptoe, and  many more--to create an emotional and thought-provoking book with  timely themes for today's readers. 
 
A foreword, an introduction to  the history of the Harlem Renaissance, author's note, poet biographies,  and index makes this not only a book to cherish, but a wonderful  resource and reference as well. 
 
A 2017 New York Public Library Best Kids Book of the Year 
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2017, Middle Grade 
A School Library Journal Best Book of 2017, Nonfiction

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