Sing to the Sun: Poems and Pictures

by Ashley Bryan

Twenty-three original poems full of vitality and hope offer tributes to people, the... read more

Twenty-three original poems full of vitality and hope offer tributes to people, the arts, the past and the future. Bryan creates the exuberance of song in a range of poetic forms exploring such diverse themes as "Beaded Braids," "The Hurricane," "Grape Pickers," "Granny," "Mama's Bouquet's," "The Storyteller" and "The Artist" ("...He knows / That to have / Anything he loves / He can have it / Fair and forever / If he paints / A picture of it..."). The distinguished African-American poet and artist, influenced by the arts of the world and especially by those in the Caribbean, further honors his subjects by pairing with each poem a work of full-color art reminiscent of a mosaic. Honor Book, 1992 CCBC Coretta Scott King Award Discussion: Illustration. (Ages 8-14)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1992

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