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Families : poems celebrating the African American experience / selected by Dorothy S. Strickland and Michael R. Strickland ; illustrations by John Ward.

Edition:
First edition.
Publication:
Honesdale, Pennsylvania : Wordsong : Boyds Mills Press, 1994. , ©1994.
Distribution:
[New York] : Distributed by St. Martin's Press.
Manufacture:
Printed in Mexico.
Format/Description:
Book
31, [1] pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Subjects:
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:
African Americans -- Poetry.
Family life -- Poetry.
American poetry -- Collections.
Form/Genre:
Echo verse.
Juvenile works.
Odes.
Poetry.
Echo verse.
Odes.
Place of Publication:
United States Pennsylvania Honesdale.
United States New York (State) New York (City)
Mexico.
Summary:
A collection of poems on Afro-American family life, including "Thursday evening bedtime," "Aunt Sue's stories," and "Families, families."
Contents:
Families, families / Dorothy and Michael Strickland
Black parent to child / Naomi Faust
Andre / Gwendolyn Brooks
Mom is wow! / Julia Fields
Pretty / Nicky Grimes
The drum / Nikki Giovanni
I remember / Eloise Greenfield
Hugs and kisses / Lindamichellebaron
Aunt Sue's stories / Langston Hughes
Honey, I love / Eloise Greenfield
Thursday evening bedtime / Lucille Clifton
Big sister tells me that I'm black / Arnold Adoff
As soon as she is up / Arnold Adoff
Go away! / Lindamichellebaron
Seeing a new sister / E. Alma Flagg
Friday waiting for mom / Lucille Clifton
In both the families / Arnold Adoff
Good night / Nikki Giovanni
Covers / Nikki Giovanni
Lullaby / Langston Hughes
Hush, little baby / Anonymous.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references.
Local notes:
Kislak Center Banks Collection copy presented to the Penn Libraries in 2018 by Joanna Banks.
Banks Collection copy: dust jacket retained.
Penn Provenance:
Banks, Joanna (donor) (Banks Collection copy)
Penn Chronology:
1994
Contributor:
Strickland, Dorothy S., editor of compilation.
Strickland, Michael R., editor of compilation.
WordSong (Firm), publisher.
Boyds Mills Press, publisher.
St. Martin's Press, distributor.
Joanna Banks Collection of African American Books (University of Pennsylvania)
Joanna Banks Collection of African American Children's Books (University of Pennsylvania)
Ward, John (John Clarence), illustrator.
ISBN:
1563972883
9781563972881
OCLC:
30694302
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