I'm Going to Sing: Black American Spirituals
. New York: Dix Type, Inc., 1982. This book presents a collection of Black American Spirituals that incorporate the past experiences of slavery, rhythms of Black Africa along with a combination of western culture and music.
. New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books, 1998. This book tells about a series of civilizations that lived on history and on American culture.
Janeczko, Paul B.
Poetry from A to Z
. New York: Simon and Schuster Children's Publishing Division, 1994. An anthology/writing guide by poets such as X. J. Kennedy, Gwendolyn Brooks and Eve Merriam among others.
The Magnetic Poetry Book
. New York: Workman Publishing, 1998. This book contains ideas for teachers to use in the classroom and comes with a magnetic board that can be used to create poetry.
Rose, Where Did You Get That Red?
New York: Random House, Inc., 1973. This book contains examples of poetry by authors such as Black, Donne, Stevens and others as models that can be used when helping children write their own poetry.
Wishes, Lies, and Dreams: Teaching Children to Write Poetry
. New York: Harper and Row, 1970. A description is given by Koch of the methods he used to teach elementary students how to write poetry.
Sanders, Nancy I.
A Kid's Guide to African American History
. Chicago: Chicago Review Press, Inc., 2000. A guide to African American history for children. Contains activities, songs, and games that teach students about the people, experiences, and events that shaped African American History.
. New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 1994. This is a songbook of African folk songs and music.
. Illinois: GoodYear Books, 1997. The author shows how children can compose their own poetry using poetic elements from their everyday conversations. There are writing suggestions, art activities, and sample poems to help the classroom teacher introduce students to poetry.
Painting the Sky
. Illinois: Good Year Books, 1995. A good source for the classroom teacher to show students how to write their own poetry. Students use metaphors, similes, and personification and other poetic elements that are more natural to them.