The Resource The blacker the berry : poems, by Joyce Carol Thomas ; illustrated by Floyd Cooper

The blacker the berry : poems, by Joyce Carol Thomas ; illustrated by Floyd Cooper

Label
The blacker the berry : poems
Title
The blacker the berry
Title remainder
poems
Statement of responsibility
by Joyce Carol Thomas ; illustrated by Floyd Cooper
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Publisher
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • From the Publisher: 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
  • This work features twelve poems complimenting different shades of skin color and connecting those colors with similes and metaphors of foods -- mostly berries. The poems each convey, through the eyes of a child, the beauty of their own complexion and how their skin came to be that color
Member of
Awards note
  • Coretta Scott King Honor, author, 2009.
  • Coretta Scott King Award, illustrator, 2009.
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thomas, Joyce Carol
Dewey number
811/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Interest level
MG
LC call number
PS3570.H565
LC item number
B53 2008
Literary form
poetry
Reading level
7.4
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Cooper, Floyd
  • HarperCollins (Firm)
Study program name
Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • Children's poetry, American
  • American poetry
  • Illustrated children's books
  • Children's poetry
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The blacker the berry : poems, by Joyce Carol Thomas ; illustrated by Floyd Cooper
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Joanna Cotler books."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
What shade is human? -- The blacker the berry -- Raspberry black -- Golden goodness -- Coffee will make you black -- Cranberry red -- Sunshine girl -- Biscuit brown -- Skin deep -- Night shade -- Snowberries -- Toast -- Color struck
Control code
ocm34943324
Dimensions
30 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
32 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9780060253769
Isbn Type
(lib. bdg.)
Lccn
96026692
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)34943324
Label
The blacker the berry : poems, by Joyce Carol Thomas ; illustrated by Floyd Cooper
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Joanna Cotler books."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
What shade is human? -- The blacker the berry -- Raspberry black -- Golden goodness -- Coffee will make you black -- Cranberry red -- Sunshine girl -- Biscuit brown -- Skin deep -- Night shade -- Snowberries -- Toast -- Color struck
Control code
ocm34943324
Dimensions
30 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
32 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9780060253769
Isbn Type
(lib. bdg.)
Lccn
96026692
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)34943324

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