Spin a Soft Black Song

Spin a Soft Black Song

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Spin a Soft Black Song is an illustrated poetry collection from Caldecott Honor and Langston Hughes Medal award-winning author Nikki Giovanni. With black-and-white art from George Martins, this revised edition of the classic collection features thirty-five poems for and about black children--written from their perspective--celebrating the energy and joy of young life within their own communities.
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 130.56 x 200 x 4.57mm | 68.04g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • Ill.
  • 0374464693
  • 9780374464691
  • 1,512,408

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"Martins' black-and-white drawings exude action and feeling, and the elements he chose to illustrate are perceptive and sensitive...A fine addition to the poetry shelves." --Booklist
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About Nikki Giovanni

Nikki Giovanni is the author of Lincoln and Douglass, Spin a Soft Black Song, The Sun Is So Quiet, and the Caldecott Honor Book Rosa. Her autobiography Gemini was a finalist for the National Book Award, and several of her books have received NAACP Image Awards. She was the first recipient of the Rosa L. Parks Woman of Courage Award, and has been awarded the Langston Hughes Medal for poetry
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