One Last Word: Wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance

One Last Word: Wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance

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Published Date: January 3, 2017
Hardcover or Paperback
Juvenile Nonfiction / People & Places / United States / African American & Black
Ages 10 to 14


Acclaimed author Nikki Grimes’s new poetry book focuses on the Harlem Renaissance, paired with full-color art from renowned artists.

In this special new book of poetry from a New York Times bestselling author and Coretta Scott King award-winner, Nikki Grimes finds inspiration from poets of the Harlem Renaissance. Moved by the evocative verse of legendary writers like Langston Hughes and Countee Cullen, Grimes has composed gorgeous and thought-provoking new poetry with timely themes for today’s readers. Past and present come together in classic and newly composed poems that will inspire meaningful reflection.

This extraordinary collection is accompanied by unique, full-color artwork from exciting African American illustrators, including: Cozbi Cabrera, R. Gregory Christie, Pat Cummings, Jan Spivey Gilchrist, E. B. Lewis, Frank Morrison, Brian Pinkney, Sean Qualls, James Ransome, Javaka Steptoe, Shadra Strickland, and Elizabeth Zunon.