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ONE LAST WORD: WISDOM FROM THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE

One Last Word
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Grimes
Author's First Name: 
Nikki
Illustrator's First Name: 
Cozbi A.
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Cabrera, et. al.
Publisher: 
Bloomsbury
Publication Date: 
2017
2017 Nomination (not yet selected): 
One Last Word is a stunning combination of striking poetry and beautiful illustrations (by so many big-name African American illustrators). Grimes uses the "Golden Shovel" method to build her own poems out of classic works from Harlem Renaissance writers. She brings the past into the present, showing young readers the importance of hard work and respect for others even in the midst of struggle and sadness. Meaghan McKeron. Ten to Fourteen.

HARLEM'S LITTLE BLACKBIRD: THE STORY OF FLORENCE MILLS

Harlem's Little Blackbird
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Watson
Author's First Name: 
Renée
Illustrator's First Name: 
Christian
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Robinson
Publisher: 
Random House
Publication Date: 
2012

The daughter of former slaves, Florence Mills sang and cakewalked her way to stardom in Washington, New York, and London. Mixed-media folk-art collages show her generous inclusion of other black performers before she died at 31 without ever having her voice recorded. The author’s note expands her story.

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