Palm of My Heart: Poetry by African American Children
- Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
- Shipping Weight (lbs):0.8
- Dimensions (in):0.5 x 8.5 x 10.3
- Publication Date:January 1999
An inspiring and enlightening collection of free verse, written by African-American children, ranging in age from six to eight years old, explores and interprets their feelings about their heritage.
When children give voice to their own feelings, the result can be magical. This touching and inspiring collection of poems by African-American children helps prove that point. Edited by Davida Adedjouma and lovingly illustrated by Gregory Christie, these 20 poems came out of a series of writing workshops with children who were encouraged to celebrate their lives, joys, influences and hopes. The results are pure poetry, honest, wise and encouraging: "Black is the color of some people/but people are different/differences are good because/no one else says the/same things as you." Not only will children find the poems interesting, they may just be inspired to explore their own feelings. All ages.
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