Black Is Brown Is Tan
. New York: Harper Collins Children's Books, 1973. This is a story-poem about being, about a family finding joy in each other and the good things of the earth.
Ashley Bryan's ABC of African American Poetry
. New York:Simon and Shuster Children's Publishing Division, 1997. A collection of African American poetry. The poems capture the feeling from African American culture.
Jump Back, Honey
. New York: Hyperion Books, 1999. Acollection of poems by Dunbar. He was among the first to publish poems written in Black dialect which recall the lively rhythms of Black life in American during the turn of the century.
. New York: Harper Collins, 1997. The reader is taken on a journey to see the people and places of Africa through a child's dream.
. New York: Dial Books, 1981. A poem about the dreams of childhood, and of children passing on their way to adulthood.
Night on Neighborhood Street
. New York: Puffin Books, 1991. A collection of poems about the sounds, sights, and emotions of an African American neighborhood on one evening.
Something on My Mind
. New York: Dial Press, 1978. A collection of poems expressing the hopes, sorrows, fears, and joys of growing up.
Spin a Soft Black Song
. New York: Hill and Wang, 1985. Poems that recall memories of what it was to be a child.
. Michigan: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1996. A collection of poems in which a little girl describes her typical Sunday.
Pass It On
. New York: Scholastic Inc., 1993. A collection of African American Poetry by some African American poets, including Langston Hughes, Eloise Greenfield, Paul Laurence Dunbar, and Gwendolyn Brooks. This collection captures the joys and discoveries of childhood within the context of the African American experience.
Hudson, Wade & Cheryl.
How Sweet the Sound
. New York: Scholastic Inc.,1995. A collection of traditional and contemporary music that spotlights key periods in African American history. This is a companion book to
Pass It On: African American Poetry For Children
by Wade Hudson.
Masai and I
. New York: Simon % Schuster, 1992. This is a story of a little girls who's name is Linda and how she dreams and imagines what her life would be like if she were Masai after learning about them in school.
A Year on My Street
. New York: Delacorte Press, 1996. A collection of poems that cover what happens on a street during the four seasons.
Micklos, John Jr.
. Pennsylvania: Wordsong, 2000. A collection of children's poems that take a look at routines and rituals shared by fathers and their children.
Strickland, Dorothy S.
. Pennsylvania: Wordsong, 1994. An anthology of poems that explores family relationships.
Thomas, Joyce Carol.
Brown Honey in Broomwheat Tea
. USA: Harper Collins Publishers, 1993. A collection of poems exploring the heritage of the African American family and individuals.