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Roots and Blues A Celebration (Paperback)

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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0547235542
ISBN-13: 9780547235547
Sku: 214414575
Publish Date: 1/3/2011
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9.25H x 7.25L x 0.75T
Pages:  86
Age Range:  12 to 15
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Through poems and poetic prose pieces, acclaimed children''s author Adoff celebrates that uniquely American form of music called the blues. Full color.
With 60 beautiful, sometimes spare, poems and powerful prose about the birth of the blues, author Arnold Adoff shares a musical history born of slavery, suffering, and hope. Images of all kinds burst across the pages, from chains to musical instruments to churches. Metaphors create unforgettable and accessible imagery, accompanied by brilliant, colorful illustrations.
Author Bio
Arnold Adoff
Adoff is best known as a poet and anthologist whose work often celebrates racial pride and heritage. Born and raised in the Bronx, New York to a family that treasured their European Jewish heritage, Adoff began writing poetry as a teenager. He attended City College of New York and Columbia University's graduate school. Later, as a teacher in the Harlem section of New York City, he collected poetry by African-American writers to share with his students. This collection became the basis for his first book, I AM THE DARKER BROTHER: AN ANTHOLOGY OF MODERN POEMS BY NEGRO AMERICANS, which was published in 1968. In 1988 he was awarded the NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children.


"Celebrated children's poet Adoff here offers nothing less than a sensory history of the blues." - Ian Chipman 02/15/2011

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Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeMinimum Age:   08
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0086
Product attributePublisher:   Clarion Books
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