Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The Blacker the Berry: Poems

The Blacker the Berry: Poems by Joyce Carol Thomas, Floyd Cooper (Illustrator)
Black is dazzling and distinctive, like toasted wheat berry bread; snowberries in the fall; rich, red cranberries; and the bronzed last leaves of summer. A collection of poems, including "Golden Goodness," "Cranberry Red," and "Biscuit Brown," celebrating individuality and Afro-American identity.

1 comment:

Kirkus Reviews said...

...An essential picture book that helps young children understand and appreciate differences in skin color. As the epigraph states so truthfully, "Colors, without black, / couldn't sparkle quite so bright.