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The Blacker the Berry (Hardcover)

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By Joyce Carol Thomas, Floyd Cooper (Illustrator)
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We are color struck The way an artist strikesHis canvas with his brush of many hues

Look closely at these mirrorsthese palettes of skinEach color is richin its own right

Black is dazzling and distinctive, like toasted wheat berry bread; snowberries in the fall; rich, red cranberries; and the bronzed last leaves of summer. In this lyrical and luminous collection, Coretta Scott King honorees Joyce Carol Thomas and Floyd Cooper celebrate these many shades of black beautifully.

About the Author

Joyce Carol Thomas is an internationally renowned author who received the National Book Award for her first novel, Marked By Fire, and a Coretta Scott King Honor for The Blacker the Berry and for her first picture book, Brown Honey in Broomwheat Tea. Her picture book I Have Heard of a Land received a Coretta Scott King Honor and an IRA/CBC Teachers' Choice Award and was an ALA Notable Book. Her other titles include The Gospel Cinderella, Crowning Glory, Gingerbread Days, and A Gathering of Flowers. Ms. Thomas lives in Berkeley, California.

The illustrator of more thansixty children s books, Floyd Cooper isa past recipient of the CorettaScott King Award for Illustration and a four-time recipient of the Coretta Scott King Honor Award. He lives in Pennsylvania with his family. Visit his website at
Product Details
ISBN: 9780060253752
ISBN-10: 0060253754
Publisher: Amistad Press
Publication Date: July 2008
Pages: 32
Language: English
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