Poetry Friday: ABC of African American Poetry

In this audio clip about his book (Ashley Bryan’s ABC of African American Poetry, S&S, 1997) Ashley Bryan presents the alphabet to introduce the contributions of Black American poets, including Henry Dumas and Langston Hughes.  He hopes you will include these poets in your studies.

What an excellent back-to-school audio clip and book to enjoy with students. You may even consider tying in an art project using tempera and gouache like Ashley Bryan does for the colorful illustrations in this book.

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Illustration ©1997 Ashley Bryan. Published by S&S. All rights reserved.

Poetry Friday is hosted at Book Aunt this week.

Posted by Danika Brubaker, MLS, Author and Publisher Liaison Librarian

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