Blacker the Berry

In this lyrical and luminous poetry collection, Coretta Scott King honorees Joyce Carol Thomas and Floyd Cooper celebrate these many shades of Black beautifully.

"Black is dazzling and distinctive, like toasted wheat berry bread; snowberries in the fall; rich, red cranberries; and the bronzed last leaves of summer."

"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"

"Highly recommended for home and school libraries," commented Brightly's Charnaie Gordon. "Each melodic poem eloquently conveys the beauty of different skin tones and complexions. There are also themes of family, traditions, feelings, self-love, and acceptance echoes throughout this book."

"Evocative, colorful poetry. An essential picture book." --Kirkus (starred review)

Included in Brightly's list of recommended diverse poetry picture books for kids.

Target age group 4-8
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    • ISBN-13
      9780063144880
    • Weight
      0.3 lbs
    • ISBN-10
      0063144883
    • Item #
      65891
  • Category
    Juvenile Fiction
  • Age Group
    6 to 8 yrs
  • Grade Level
    K-2
  • Language
    English
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Theme 1
    Social, Personal & Family Topics
  • Theme 2
    People & Places
  • Detailed (BISAC) Subject/Theme
    Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
  • Awards
  • Author
    Thomas, Joyce Carol
  • Dewey
    811.54
  • Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication Date
    2/22/2022
  • Pages
    32
  • Dimensions
    0.2 H × 11.1 L × 7.4 W
  • Case Qty
    100

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