The Sun Is So Quiet

by Nikki Giovanni and Ashley Bryan

Thirteen poems by Nikki Giovanni cover a range of subjects but are unified by their... read more

Thirteen poems by Nikki Giovanni cover a range of subjects but are unified by their celebratory feeling and the poet's delightful ability to contemplate subjects in new and unexpected ways. "Little Boys are like snowflakes" begins one poem. Stars "pirouette and boogie down" in another. The poems are illustrated by Ashley Bryan, whose bright, vivid art showing animals, flowers, and children of many racial and ethnic backgrounds, but especially those of African descent, is a joyous burst of color on every page. (Ages 5-9)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1996

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