I'm Going to Sing: Black American Spirituals
. New York: Dix Type, Inc., 1982. Ashley presents a collection of Black American Spirituals which are rooted deep in the past experiences of slavery, rhythms of Black Africa and a combination of western culture and music.
Jumping the Broom
. New York: Henry Holt and Co., 1993. Cole tells the reader that slaves were denied all marriage privileges and rights. As a result of this denial the couples "tied the knot" by jumping the broom.
Hall, Diane. "Ethnic and Cultural Wedding Traditions," http://www.weddingbells. Com/unitedstates/yqa/ethnictraditions.html, (11, Apr. 2001). Hall gives meaning to jumping a broom in an African American wedding.
. New York: Random House, Inc., 1959. Hughes presents a collection of poetry for both the adult world and elementary school children.
The Magnetic Poetry Book
. New York: Workman Publishing, 1998. A book to teach children for becoming poetic writers. Includes a magnetic board with tabs for creating poetry. Great ideas for teachers to use in the classroom.
Wishes, Lies, and Dreams: Teaching Children to Write Poetry
. New York: Harper and Row, 1970. Kenneth Koch describes his methods for teaching Manhattan elementary school children to write poetry. He gives examples of students' work that are appropriate for various age levels.
Rose, Where did You get That Red?
New York: Random House, Inc., 1973. Kenneth Koch gives examples of poetry by authors such as Blake, Donne, Stevens and others. Koch gives these examples as models and explains to teachers how to help children write their own poetry.
Janeczko, Paul B.
Poetry from A to Z
. New York: Simon and Schuster Childrden's Publishing Division, 1994. An anthology of seventy poems by such poets as: X. J. Kennedy, Gwendolyn Brooks, Eve Merriam and others.
Scheffert, Heather, "Eloise Greenfield," http://www.unomaha.edu/~unochlit/Greenfield.html, (4 Apr. 01). Scheffert gives a short bibliography about Eloise Greenfield, and a few short reviews of her selected works.
. Brookfield: The Millbrook Press, 1995. An anthology of literature that is compiled of poems, songs, and stories many of which were passed along by word of mouth from the slaves of the eighteenth century.