Soul looks back in wonder / [illustrated by] Tom Feelings ; [poems by Maya Angelou ... et al.].

Contributor(s): Feelings, Tom [ill, aui] | Tehon, Atha [bkd] | Dial Books for Young Readers [pbl]Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Dial Books, c1993Edition: 1st edDescription: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 21 cmISBN: 0803710011; 9780803710016Subject(s): American poetry -- African American authors -- Juvenile poetry | African Americans -- Juvenile poetry | Children's poetry | American poetry -- African American authors | Children's poetry, American | Africa -- Juvenile poetryGenre/Form: Children's poetry -- 1993.Additional physical formats: Online version:: Soul looks back in wonder.; Online version:: Soul looks back in wonder.DDC classification: 811/.5080896073 LOC classification: PS591.N4 | S58 1994
Contents:
Mother of brown-ness / Margaret Walker -- Look at us / Darryl Holmes -- Boyz n search of their soular system / Eugene B. Redmond -- To you / Langston Hughes -- History of my people / Walter Dean Myers -- Window morning / Mwatabu Okantah -- Destiny / Haki R. Madhubuti -- I love the look of words / Maya Angelou -- Africa you are beautiful / Rashidah Ismaili -- Rhythms, harmonies, ancestors (a spirit rap) / Askia M. Touré -- I am the creativity / Alexis De Veaux -- Under the rainbow / Lucille Clifton -- Who can be born black / Mari Evans.
Awards: Coretta Scott King Award, illustrator, 1994.Summary: Artwork and poems by Maya Angelou, Langston Hughes, and Askia Touré portray the creativity, strength, and beauty of their African American heritage. After completing the stunning art for Soul Looks Back In Wonder, Tom Feelings approached stellar authors Maya Angelou, Margaret Walker, Walter Dean Myers, Lucille Clifton, among others. They wrote these inspired poems to pass on the heritage of strength, beauty, and creativity to today's African Americans--especially young people.
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"Tom Feelings selected drawings of people he sketched while in Ghana and Sengal, West Africa; Guyana, South America; as well as in the United States. He blueprinted his finished line drawings onto sepia-toned sheets, and worked color into the figures with colored pencils. he then cut out and cemented down various shapes in colored papers--textured, flat, plain, marbleized, as well as wallpaper--to create the final overall collage effect. Some stencil cutouts were spray painted; for instance, the art for which Haki R. Madhubuti composed "Destiny" was spraw painted on silver paper. This is the first book Tom Feelings has done in full color"--t.p. verso

"Design by Atha Tehon"--t.p. verso

Mother of brown-ness / Margaret Walker -- Look at us / Darryl Holmes -- Boyz n search of their soular system / Eugene B. Redmond -- To you / Langston Hughes -- History of my people / Walter Dean Myers -- Window morning / Mwatabu Okantah -- Destiny / Haki R. Madhubuti -- I love the look of words / Maya Angelou -- Africa you are beautiful / Rashidah Ismaili -- Rhythms, harmonies, ancestors (a spirit rap) / Askia M. Touré -- I am the creativity / Alexis De Veaux -- Under the rainbow / Lucille Clifton -- Who can be born black / Mari Evans.

Artwork and poems by Maya Angelou, Langston Hughes, and Askia Touré portray the creativity, strength, and beauty of their African American heritage. After completing the stunning art for Soul Looks Back In Wonder, Tom Feelings approached stellar authors Maya Angelou, Margaret Walker, Walter Dean Myers, Lucille Clifton, among others. They wrote these inspired poems to pass on the heritage of strength, beauty, and creativity to today's African Americans--especially young people.

Coretta Scott King Award, illustrator, 1994.

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Gr 5 Up-Artist Feelings invited poets whom he admired to compose original, short verses for these drawings, with breathtakingly rich and powerful results. A tribute to African-American creativity, the collection should appeal to the sensibilities and imaginations of many readers, regardless of ethnic background. A never-before published poem by Langston Hughes, written to accompany Feeling's 1962 poster for the Congress of Racial Equality, is included. The 11-line piece asks, ``All you who are dreamers too,/Help me to make/Our world anew./I reach out my dreams to you.'' Maya Angelou, Walter Dean Myers, and Lucille Clifton are among the 12 other contributors. The full-color, three-quarter and double-spread art depicts children and young people from West Africa, South America, and the United States, but a few of the poems do not speak to young children, e.g., Haki R. Madhubuti's ``Destiny'': ``under volcanoes & timeless years within watch/and low tones. around corners, in deep caves among/misunderstood and sometimes meaningless sounds./ cut beggars, outlaw pimps & whores. resurrect work.'' That poem, as well as Eugene B. Redmond's Boyz n Search of Their Soular System, will prove more meaningful to adult and young adult readers.-Judy Greenfield, Rye Free Reading Room, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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