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One Last Word

(2017)
Wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance
A collection of poems by

 
 
"One Last Word is the work of a master poet." --Kwame Alexander, Newbery Medal-winning author of The Crossover

From the New York Times bestselling and Coretta Scott King award-winning author Nikki Grimes comes an emotional, special new collection of poetry inspired by the Harlem Renaissance--paired with full-color, original art from today's most exciting African-American illustrators.

Inspired by the writers of the Harlem Renaissance, bestselling author Nikki Grimes uses "The Golden Shovel" poetic method to create wholly original poems based on the works of master poets like Langston Hughes, Georgia Douglas Johnson, Jean Toomer, and others who enriched history during this era.

Each poem is paired with one-of-a-kind art from today's most exciting African American illustrators--including Pat Cummings, Brian Pinkney, Sean Qualls, James Ransome, Javaka Steptoe, and many more--to create an emotional and thought-provoking book with timely themes for today's readers.

A foreword, an introduction to the history of the Harlem Renaissance, author's note, poet biographies, and index makes this not only a book to cherish, but a wonderful resource and reference as well.

A 2017 New York Public Library Best Kids Book of the Year
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2017, Middle Grade
A School Library Journal Best Book of 2017, Nonfiction


Genre: Children's Fiction

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Hardback Editions

January 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: One Last Word: Wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance
Author(s): Nikki Grimes
ISBN: 1-61963-554-2 / 978-1-61963-554-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
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Paperback Editions

January 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: One Last Word: Wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance
Author(s): Nikki Grimes
ISBN: 1-68119-602-6 / 978-1-68119-602-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

January 2017 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: One Last Word: Wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance
Author(s): Nikki Grimes
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU