Quiet Storm

by Lydia Okutoro

Original poems by young adults from ages 13 to 21 were especially solicited for this... read more

Original poems by young adults from ages 13 to 21 were especially solicited for this volume. Dealing for the most part with Black identity, the poems are divided into the following categories: Black Pride, Oral Tradition, Home, Self, Love, the Fight for Freedom, the Future, and Ancestors. Each section opens with a poem by well-known African American poets such as Langston Hughes, Alexis De Veaux, Lucille Clifton and Maya Angelou. (Ages 12 and up)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2000

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