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Remember the bridge : poems of a people / Carole Boston Weatherford ; designed by Semadar Megged.

Author/Creator:
Weatherford, Carole Boston, 1956-
Publication:
[New York, New York] : Philomel Books [a division of Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers, ©2002].
Format/Description:
Book
53 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 x 28 cm.
Subjects:
African Americans -- Juvenile poetry.
Children's poetry, American.
African Americans -- Poetry.
Children's poetry, American.
Children's poetry -- African American authors.
African Americans.
Children's poetry, American.
American poetry.
African Americans -- Poetry.
Childrens subjects:
American poetry -- Juvenile literature.
Form/Genre:
Historical poetry.
Juvenile materials.
Juvenile works.
Poetry.
Historical poetry.
Place of Publication:
United States New York (State) New York (City)
Summary:
Archival engravings and photographs accompany these twenty-nine original poems, taking the reader on a journey of over 400 years on the African American road to freedom. Weatherford's poems create portraits of captured Africans, slaves on the auction block, heroes of freedom, craftsmen and storytellers.
Contents:
Mother Africa speaks to civilization
Remember the bridge
The capture
Obatunde's new name
On the auction block
Slaves' chores
The slave storyteller
Jake's plea
The conductor was a woman (for Harriet Tubman)
Family farm
The basket weaver
Bronze cowboys
Soul food
Come Sunday
The flag bearer (for William Carney of Company C)
The millionaire (for Madam C.J. Walker)
Brand-new roller skate blues (for Bessie Smith)
The contralto (for Marian Anderson)
Miss Mae's quilt
Jazz roots
The all-time, all-sport, all-star team
Day's work
The mother of the movement (for Rosa Parks)
Junebug peddles groceries
The brown bomber [for Joe Louis]
Martin's letter (for Martin Luther King, Jr.)
The explorers
Freedom fighter
I am the bridge.
Notes:
"Tht text is set in 12.5-point Meridien."
Local notes:
Kislak Center Banks Collection copy presented to the Penn Libraries in 2018 by Joanna Banks.
Banks Collection copy: dustjacket retained.
Banks Collection copy is "First Impression".
Penn Provenance:
Banks, Joanna (donor) (Banks Collection copy)
Penn Chronology:
2002
Contributor:
Megged, Semadar, designer.
Joanna Banks Collection of African American Books (University of Pennsylvania)
Joanna Banks Collection of African American Children's Books (University of Pennsylvania)
ISBN:
0399237267
9780399237263
OCLC:
47120301
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