Item description for Remember the Bridge: Poems of a People by Carole Boston Weatherford & Semadar Megged...
Overview Poems celebrate African American culture and history.
Publishers Description Striking archival engravings and photographs accompany these twenty-nine original poems, taking the reader on a journey of over 400 years on the African American road to freedom. Weatherford's poems, together with haunting black-and-white images, create portraits of captured Africans, slaves on the auction block, heroes of freedom, craftsmen and storytellers. These are the men and women, ordinary folks as well as legendary heroes, who made their people proud and strong and built the bridge to a promising future. Readers of all ages and cultures will treasure Remember the Bridge.
Citations And Professional Reviews Remember the Bridge: Poems of a People by Carole Boston Weatherford & Semadar Megged has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2010 page 689
Kirkus Review - Children - 12/01/2001 page 1691
Publishers Weekly - 12/24/2001 page 62
Bookpage - 02/01/2002 page 30
School Library Journal - 01/01/2002 page 169
Booklist - 02/15/2002 page 1030
Black Issues Book Review - 05/01/2002 page 79
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks - 05/01/2002 page 344
Voice of Youth Advocates - 08/01/2002 page 213
Multicultural Review - 09/01/2002 page 116
Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/2002 page 460
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2003 page 40
Wilson Middle/Junior Hi Catalo - 01/01/2003 page 41
Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/2002 page 460
Wilson Middle/Junior Hi Catalo - 01/01/2005 page 332
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2006 page 443
Wilson Middle/Junior Hi Catalo - 01/01/2009 page 477
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.81" Width: 10.84" Height: 0.61" Weight: 1.2 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2003
ISBN 0399237267 ISBN13 9780399237263
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More About Carole Boston Weatherford & Semadar Megged
Carole Boston Weatherford's first act as an author was at six years old, when she dictated a poem to her mother. Today, she is an award-winning author of nineteen books of poetry, nonfiction, and children's literature, including Walker & Company's The Sound That Jazz Makes, winner of the Carter G. Woodsen Award. As a writer, she wants to make sure that kids are always free to pursue their dream, just like Jesse. She resides in High Point, North Carolina, with her husband, Ronald, and their children, Caresse and Jeffery. Visit her Web site at www.caroleweatherford.com.
Eric Velasquez hadn't used pastels in over twenty years when he illustrated this book. He believes the change from oil painting was inspired by the challenging, vital subject: "Something about Jesse Owens cried out for an immediate medium such as pastels." His illustrations for Walker & Company's The Piano Man won the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award for New Talent. He is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts and now lives in Harsdale, New York, with his wife, Deborah.
Carole Boston Weatherford currently resides in High Point, in the state of North Carolina. Carole Boston Weatherford was born in 1956.