Make a joyful sound : poems for children by African-American poets / illustrated by Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu ; edited by Deborah Slier.

New York : Checkerboard Press, [1991] , ©1991.
[9], 14-97, [11] pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Children's poetry, American.
American poetry -- African American authors.
African Americans -- Juvenile poetry.
African Americans.
American poetry -- African American authors.
Children's poetry, American.
Childrens subjects:
American poetry -- African American authors -- Collections.
African Americans -- Poetry.
Juvenile works.
Place of Publication:
United States New York (State) New York (City)
A collection of poems by African-American poets.
Nationhood / Useni Eugene Perkins
By myself / Eloise Greenfield
Timmy and Tawanda / Gwendolyn Brooks
September / Lucille Clifton
Knoxville, Tennessee / Nikki Giovanni
Summer vacation / Karama Fufuka
Poem / Langston Hughes
Rudolph is tired of the city / Gwendolyn Brooks
Parades / Karama Fufuka
John Coltrane Ditty / Dakari Kamau Hru
Little soul sister / Useni Eugene Perkins
Willimae's cornrows / Nanette Mellage
Crown / Dakari Kamau Hru
Black is beautiful / Useni Eugene Perkins
In the playground / Abiodun Oyewole
Milehigh Jeff the giant hare ; Sorry, sorry Mrs. Lorry / Nanette Mellage
April rain song / Langston Hughes
Things / Eloise Greenfield
For peace sake / Cedric McClester
Rhapsody / William Stanley Braithwaite
Hope ; My people / Langston Hughes
What color is black? / Barbara Mahone
Africa / Abiodun Oyewole
Color / Langston Hughes
Haiku / Sonia Sanchez
#4 / Doughtry Long
Pretty brown baby / Karama Fufuka
Ayo / Useni Eugene Perkins
A welcome song for Laini Nzinga / Gwendolyn Brooks
The mask / Dakari Kamau Hru
Aunt Sue's stories / Langston Hughes
"Kwanzaa is ..." / Cedric McClester
Harriet Tubman / Eloise Greenfield
Lullaby / Langston Hughes
Who can be born black / Mari Evans
A protest poem for Rosa Parks / Abiodun Oyewole
Ballad of John Henry ; Martin Luther King Jr. / Useni Eugene Perkins
A poem for "Magic" / Quincy Troupe
Pigeons and peanuts for sale / Nanette Mellage
Big Mama / Karama Fufuka
Fine Black kinfolk / Dakari Kamau Hru
Brothers / Langston Hughes
Andre / Gwendolyn Brooks
My daddy is a cool dude / Karama Fufuka
Love don't mean / Eloise Greenfield
To Don at Salaam / Gwendolyn Brooks
Father to son / Alfred L. Woods
Mother to son / Langston Hughes
Who am I / Kali Grosvenor
Under the mistletoe / Countee Cullen
Hey Black child / Useni Eugene Perkins
August 8 / Norman Jordan
Snail / Langston Hughes
Tommy / Gwendolyn Brooks
Kick and live / G.W. Porter
To catch a fish / Nanette Mellage
I love the sea / Alfred M. Cruikshank
Mocking bird / Nanette Mellage
All I am ; One day / Abiodun Oyewole
Flying kites / Quincy Troupe
The poet speaks / John Henrik Clarke
Butterfly ; Moving right along / Abiodun Oyewole
Your world / Georgia Douglas Johnson
If sometimes blue / Alfred L. Woods
Fireflies / Quincy Troupe
Another mountain / Abiodun Oyewole
Winter poem / Nikki Giovanni
Science ... / Gordon Nelson
Dreams ; The dream keeper / Langston Hughes.
Includes indexes.
Local notes:
Kislak Center Banks Collection copy presented to the Penn Libraries in 2018 by Joanna Banks with her autograph in blue ink on front free endpaper.
Banks Collection copy has photocopy of poem titled "Listen Children" by Lucille Clifton taped to front free endpaper.
Penn Provenance:
Banks, Joanna (autograph) (donor) (Banks Collection copy)
Penn Chronology:
Van Wright, Cornelius, illustrator.
Hu, Ying-Hwa, illustrator.
Slier, Debby, editor.
Checkerboard Press, publisher.
Joanna Banks Collection of African American Books (University of Pennsylvania)
Joanna Banks Collection of African American Children's Books (University of Pennsylvania)
Other format:
Online version: Make a joyful sound.
Online version: Make a joyful sound.
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