African American Poetry (Hardcover)
The newest addition to the acclaimed Poetry for Young People series shines a light on the power and beauty of African-American verse. Helpful and generous annotations, a lively introduction, and beautiful illustrations make this the ideal book to introduce young readers to the marvels of poetry. Full color.
About the Author
Arnold Rampersad (Ph.D. Harvard) is the Sara Hart Kimball Professor in the Humanities, Emeritus, at Stanford University. He is co-editor (with Deborah E. McDowell) of Slavery and the Literary Imagination, and editor of the definitive Collected Poems of Langston Hughes. He is the author of the two-volume biography The Life of Langston Hughes, Jackie Robinson: A Biography, and co-author (with Arthur Ashe) of Days of Grace: A Memoir. He is also editor of The Harlem Renaissance.
KAREN BARBOUR lives in Iverness, California. She is also the illustrator of I Have an Olive Tree by Eve Bunting, Let's Talk About Race by Julius Lester, and Poetry for Young People: African American Poems, edited by Arnold Rampersad and Marcellus Blount.