Black is dark, dark is lovely,lovely is the palm of my heartand my heartbeats are filled with joyWhen children are encouraged to celebrate their lives - their joys, their influences, their hopes - the
Black is dark, dark is lovely, lovely is the palm of my heart and my heartbeats are filled with joy
When children are encouraged to celebrate their lives - their joys, their influences, their hopes - the results are pure poetry. Honest, wise, and inspiring, each of the twenty poems in this dazzling collection resounds with the unique rhythms of life, as seen through the eyes of African American children.
Davida Adedjouma is a writer, actor and teacher. She is the author of Last Summer, a collection of short stories, and the recipient of numerous literary awards and fellowships. Born in Chicago, she now lives in New York City. This is her first picture book.
R. Gregory Christie received his fine arts degree from the School of Visual Arts in New York City and has illustrated several books for LEE & LOW (see titles to the right). A three time recipient of the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Award, Christie lives in Brooklyn, New York. You can see more of his work at www.gas-art.com