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The Blacker the Berry: A Coretta Scott King Award Winner
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The Blacker the Berry: A Coretta Scott King Award Winner Hardcover - 2008

by Joyce Carol Thomas; Floyd Cooper (Illustrator)

Two Coretta Scott King Honorees celebrate the many shades of black in this lyrical and illuminating collection of poems, including "Golden Goodness," "Cranberry Red," and "Biscuit Brown." Full color.

From the rear cover

We are color struck
The way an artist strikes
His canvas with his brush of many hues

Look closely at these mirrors
these palettes of skin
Each color is rich
in its own right

Black is dazzling and distinctive, like toasted wheat berry bread; snowberries in the fall; rich, red cranberries; and the bronzed last leaves of summer. In this lyrical and luminous collection, Coretta Scott King honorees Joyce Carol Thomas and Floyd Cooper celebrate these many shades of black beautifully.

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  • Title The Blacker the Berry: A Coretta Scott King Award Winner
  • Author Joyce Carol Thomas; Floyd Cooper (Illustrator)
  • Binding Hardcover
  • Edition First Edition
  • Pages 32
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher Amistad Books for Young Readers, New York
  • Date 2008-07-01
  • Illustrated Yes
  • Features Dust Cover, Illustrated
  • ISBN 9780060253752 / 0060253754
  • Weight 0.79 lbs (0.36 kg)
  • Dimensions 11.58 x 7.84 x 0.39 in (29.41 x 19.91 x 0.99 cm)
  • Ages 04 to 08 years
  • Grade levels P - 3
  • Themes
    • Ethnic Orientation: African American
  • Library of Congress subjects Children's poetry, Poetry
  • Library of Congress Catalog Number 96026692
  • Dewey Decimal Code 811.54

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Citations

  • ALA Notable Children's Books, 03/15/2009, Page 22
  • Booklist, 05/15/2008, Page 46
  • Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks, 07/01/2008, Page 498
  • Horn Book Magazine, 09/01/2008, Page 604
  • Hornbook Guide to Children, 01/01/2009, Page 0
  • Kirkus Best Children's Books, 11/15/2008, Page 22
  • Kirkus Review - Children, 06/15/2008, Page 657
  • Multicultural Review, 03/01/2009, Page 75
  • School Library Journal, 08/01/2008, Page 114

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