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Celebrate America : in poetry and art / edited by Nora Panzer.

Contributor(s): Panzer, Nora | National Museum of American Art (U.S.).
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Hyperion Books for Children, c1994Edition: 1st ed.Description: 96 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.ISBN: 1562826646 (trade); 9781562826642 (trade); 1562826654 (library); 9781562826659 (library).Subject(s): Children's poetry, American | America -- Juvenile poetry | United States -- Juvenile poetry | America -- In art -- Juvenile literature | United States -- In art -- Juvenile literatureAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Celebrate America.DDC classification: 811.008/03273 LOC classification: PS595.A43 | C43 1994
Contents:
A place of eagles -- Remember the sky you were born under -- A great pulse beating -- Lift every voice -- timeless is the wheel.
Awards: American Library Association Notable Children's Book 1995Summary: A collection of American poetry that celebrates over 200 years of American life and history as illustrated by fine art from the collection of the National Museum of American Art.
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"Published in association with the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution."

Includes index.

Includes biographical notes (P. 88-90)

A place of eagles -- Remember the sky you were born under -- A great pulse beating -- Lift every voice -- timeless is the wheel.

A collection of American poetry that celebrates over 200 years of American life and history as illustrated by fine art from the collection of the National Museum of American Art.

American Library Association Notable Children's Book 1995

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Gr 6 Up-This anthology of about 50 poems and reproductions of art works is a metaphor for the collective attributes that constitute this nation and demonstrates the constructive possibilities of pluralism. Short poems by both well-known poets like Langston Hughes, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Eve Merriam as well as many less-familiar writers are grouped in five sections with rather poetic headings: ``A Place of Eagles''; ``Remember the Sky You Were Born Under''; ``A Great Pulse Beating''; ``Lift Every Voice''; and ``Timeless Is the Wheel.'' They tell about the Japanese relocation of World War II; life on the Mexican border; a Mississippi African American. They also describe a baseball game, traffic in a city, a corn harvest, and assorted historical events. Each piece focuses on a quality of our lives in a positive, even celebratory fashion. The artwork is matched with the poems in ways that are mutually complementary rather than merely illustrative. Helen Lundeberg's painting of pioneer women adds solid substance to Margaret Walker's ``Lineage'' about her grandmothers. William Johnson's ``Jitterbugs 1'' gives visual vitality to Langston Hughes's ``Juke Box Love Song.'' Not that poetry needs any visual analog, nor do pictures demand verbal amplification. But this collection offers ideas about our nation and its varied peoples in a tandem, collaborative fashion that honors both forms of communication. Browsing through this cleanly designed book can be both aesthetically rewarding and also thought-provoking. It surely lives up to its title.-Kenneth Marantz, Art Education Department, Ohio State University, Columbus (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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