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One Last Word: Wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance

From the New York Times bestselling and Coretta Scott King award-winning author Nikki Grimes comes an emotional special new collection of poetry inspired by the Harlem Renaissance--paired with full-color, original art from today's most exciting African-American illustrators. Inspired by the writers of the Harlem Renaissance, bestselling author Nikki Grimes uses 'The Golden Shovel' poetic method to create wholly original poems based on the works of master poets like Langston Hughes, Georgia Douglas Johnson, Jean Toomer and others who enriched history during this era. Each poem is paired with one-of-a-kind art from today's most exciting African American illustrators--including Pat Cummings, Brian Pinkney, Sean Qualls, James Ransome, Javaka Steptoe, and many more--to create an emotional and thought-provoking book with timely themes for today's readers. A foreword, an introduction to the history of the Harlem Renaissance, author's note, poet biographies, and index makes this not only a book to cherish, but a wonderful resource and reference as well.

Selected to support the African American Art History Initiative at the Getty Research Institute.

- Nikki Grimes
- 128 pages
- 6.2 inches W x 7.9 inches L x 0.4 inches H
- Paperback
- Bloomsbury Children's Books
- Ages 10 to 14
- 2020
- Item #: 978-1681196022