Black Is Brown Is Tan
. Amistad/Harper-Collins Publishing Company, NY (2003). An engaging poetic creation that celebrates the family, interracial marriage, and love that knows no race boundaries.
Adoff, Arnold and Brooks, Gwendolyn.
Poetry of Black America: Anthology of the 20
. Harper Collins Children's Books, NY (1973). A wonderful collection of poetic work by contemporary African American poets.
The Middle Passage: White Ships- Black Cargo
. Dial Books, NY (1995). A beautifully-depicted pictorial essay of the dehumanizing journey. With an introduction by Dr. John Henrik Clarke, this work stirs the imagination and takes an explicit look at the slave trade as seen through the eyes of a master artist.
Harris, V. J. (1991).
Multicultural Curriculum: African American Children's Literature
. Young Children, 46 (2), 37-44. [EJ 426 223]
Songs of Myself: An Anthology of Poems and Art
. Mondo Publishing, New York (2000). A wonderful anthology of poems with which all children can relate.
Pass It On: African American Poetry for Children.
Scholastic Press. (March 1993). A wonderful collection of poems across genre written by such African American writers as Eloise Greenfied, Paul Lawrence Dunbar, Nikki Giovanni, and more.
Rampersad, Arnold and Roessel, Editors.
Poetry for Young People: Langston Hughes
. Sterling Publishing Company, New York (April 2006). An introduction to the life works of Langston Hughes.
Brain Pop, Jr. Background Information and Activities on Author Eloise Greenfield http://www.brainpopjr.com/readingandwriting/authors/eloisegreenfield/grownups.weml Provides Eloise Greenfield bio (accessed June 8, 2011).
Carole Boston Weatherford. http://www.caroleweatherford.com/ Provides background info on this poet and more (accessed May 8, 2011).
Nikki Giovanni. http://nikki-giovanni.com/bio.shtml Provides background info on this award-winning poet (accessed July 5, 2011).
African Success. http://www.africansuccess.org/visuFiche.php?id=781&lang=en Kwame Dawes bio (accessed May 3, 2011).
Walter Dean Myers. http://www.walterdeanmyers.net/bio.html Walter Dean Myers bio.
Langston Hughes. http://www.kansasheritage.org/crossingboundaries/page6e1.html Biographic sketch (accessed May 10, 2011)
Naomi Long Madgett http://naomilongmadgett.com/Biography/Bio.htm Biographic sketch (accessed May 22, 2011).
Library of Congress. http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=4403 Webcast presentation introducing Charles R. Smith; brief bio and select works.
http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/237922 Harlem Renaissance poetic work (accessed May 22, 2011).
http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/171327 Harlem Renaissance poetic work (accessed May 22, 2011).
http://www.eggplant.org/pdf/poetry/drum_giovanni.pdf Poem in downloadable PDF version (accessed May 22, 2011).
http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/16485 Poetic work (accessed April 3, 2011).
http://www.continuinged.ku.edu/hughes/files_city/woodland_park.html "Poem with background details why Hughes created the poem (accessed April 2, 2011).
Long Madgett, Naomi.
. http://www.crmvet.org/poetry/amadgett.htm Poetic work (accessed April 3, 2011).
The Rose That Grew from Concrete.
http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/the-rose-that-grew-from-concrete-2/ Poetic work (accessed May 3, 2011).
Owen's Sounds Black History. http://www.osblackhistory.com/drinkinggourd.php Poetic lyrics and reasoning behind song creation, "Follow The Drinking Gourd (accessed June 8, 2011)
A Lovely World http://www.alovelyworld.com Visual images of select countries and cities from around the world, accessed March 20, 2011.
Time for Kids – Go Places. http://www.timeforkids. com/TFK/kids/hh/goplaces Child-friendly site that contains visual images of select countries and cities from around the world (accessed March 20, 2011).
National Geographic for Kids. http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/places/find/ Another geographic images resource for children (accessed March 21, 2011).
Handler, Jerome S. and Tuite, Jr., Michael L. http://hitchcock.itc.virginia.edu/ Slavery/search.html A visual record of the Atlantic slave trade and slavery in the Americas, accessed July 1, 2011.
Teachers College Record
Volume 111 Number 1, 2009, p. 214-247 http://www.tcrecord.org/content.asp?contentid=15210 ID Number: 15210, Date Accessed: 5/22/2011 12:33:20 PM Culturally Responsive Differentiated Instruction: Narrowing Gaps Between Best Pedagogical Practices Benefiting All Learners
Guion, Lisa and Diehl, David C.
Enhancing Instruction to Connect with Diverse Audiences
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fy752 PDF Publication CS9226 (accessed June 11, 2011)
Planning Programs to Break Down Barriers – Program: A Six-Part Curriculum. http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/agexed/aee521/class12/diversity.doc A general guide re: cultural norms as they apply to learning styles (accessed June 10, 2011).
http://www.behindthename.com/nmc/afr.php List of West African names, some of which can be selected for use with storywriting activity.