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The Resource The blacker the berry : poems, by Joyce Carol Thomas ; illustrated by Floyd Cooper

The blacker the berry : poems, by Joyce Carol Thomas ; illustrated by Floyd Cooper

Label
The blacker the berry : poems
Title
The blacker the berry
Title remainder
poems
Statement of responsibility
by Joyce Carol Thomas ; illustrated by Floyd Cooper
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Publisher
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This work features twelve poems complimenting different shades of skin color and connecting those colors with similes and metaphors of foods -- mostly berries. The poems each convey, through the eyes of a child, the beauty of their own complexion and how their skin came to be that color
Summary
A collection of poems, including "Golden Goodness," "Cranberry Red," and "Biscuit Brown," celebrating individuality and Afro-American identity
Illustration
Award
  • Coretta Scott King Award, Illustrator Category, 2009.
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2009
Awards note
  • Coretta Scott King Honor, author, 2009.
  • Coretta Scott King Award, illustrator, 2009.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
180364
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thomas, Joyce Carol
Dewey number
811/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
004-008
Interest level
MG
LC call number
PS3570.H565
LC item number
B53 2008
Literary form
poetry
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 6
Reading level
7.4
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Cooper, Floyd
  • HarperCollins (Firm)
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • Children's poetry, American
  • American poetry
  • Illustrated children's books
  • Children's poetry
  • Children's poetry, American
  • African Americans
  • American poetry
  • African Americans
  • American poetry
  • Children's poetry
  • Children's poetry, American
  • Illustrated children's books
Target audience
juvenile
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
poems
Label
The blacker the berry : poems, by Joyce Carol Thomas ; illustrated by Floyd Cooper
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Joanna Cotler books."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What shade is human? -- The blacker the berry -- Raspberry black -- Golden goodness -- Coffee will make you black -- Cranberry red -- Sunshine girl -- Biscuit brown -- Skin deep -- Night shade -- Snowberries -- Toast -- Color struck
Control code
1023330
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
32 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9780060253752
Lccn
96026692
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780060253752
  • (OCoLC)34943324
Label
The blacker the berry : poems, by Joyce Carol Thomas ; illustrated by Floyd Cooper
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Joanna Cotler books."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What shade is human? -- The blacker the berry -- Raspberry black -- Golden goodness -- Coffee will make you black -- Cranberry red -- Sunshine girl -- Biscuit brown -- Skin deep -- Night shade -- Snowberries -- Toast -- Color struck
Control code
1023330
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
32 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9780060253752
Lccn
96026692
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780060253752
  • (OCoLC)34943324

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