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Poetry from the masters : the pioneers
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J 811 POE
Just Us Books,, 2003.
xi, 88 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
 
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Includes selected poems and biographies of ten African-American poets: Phillis Wheatley, Frances Ellen Harper, James Weldon Johnson, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Claude McKay, Georgia Douglas Johnson, Countee Cullen, Langston Hughes, Sterling Brown, Margaret Walker, and Gwendolyn Brooks.

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Poetry from the Masters : The Pioneers
Poetry from the Masters : The Pioneers
by Hudson, Wade; Hudson, Stephen J. (Illustrator)
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Poetry from the Masters : The Pioneers

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Gr 6 Up-This book is a welcome addition because it focuses on a particular group of black poets, "trailblazers" who forged a path by overcoming "almost impossible obstacles." Hudson puts these writers in perspective and provides a social and literary context. Eleven poets are profiled, starting with Phillis Wheatley and ending with Gwendolyn Brooks. All of these individuals carved out a literary niche for themselves that pointed the way for later black poets. Each writer is introduced with a brief biographical sketch that highlights his or her literary significance and contributions, followed by the full text of two or more poems. By providing several selections, the editor gives readers the opportunity to better appreciate each poet's style and themes. Sepia-toned portraits of the artists and scenes from selected poems appear throughout. This is an excellent resource for students seeking research materials or just looking for wonderful examples of poetry to read.-Carol Jones Collins, Columbia High School, Maplewood, NJ (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

 
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