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Product Description: Fifty years after her refusal to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama, city bus, Mrs. Rosa Parks is still one of the most important figures in the American civil rights movement. This tribute to Mrs. Parks is a celebration of her courageous action and the events that followed...read more
By Bryan Collier (illustrator) and Nikki Giovanni

CD/Spoken Word:

9781427243973 | Com/pap edition (St Martins Pr, November 4, 2014), cover price $12.99 | About this edition: Fifty years after her refusal to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama, city bus, Mrs.

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Product Description: In 2018 the world was thrown into a recession so severe that governments could not work out a solution. Desperation and poverty inspired social networks to create a world that ran on the principles of anarchism. This was ended only by the rise of CorpGroup, an Eastern initiative that created the new Eco-World Order...read more

Paperback:

9781291690361 | Gardners Books, January 2, 2014, cover price $15.30 | About this edition: In 2018 the world was thrown into a recession so severe that governments could not work out a solution.

From one of America’s most celebrated poets, Nikki Giovanni, comes this poignant collection of poetry that celebrates the simple pleasures of everyday life and the bonds we share with those closest to us.“This slim volume delights on every page. There are stories, imaginings, whimsy, and startling images which prove the poet’s power and her command of language . . . Anyone with a love of language will be delighted with this book and the continuing publication of America’s treasured poet.”—San Francisco Book ReviewThe poetry of Nikki Giovanni has spurred movements and inspired songs, turned hearts and informed generations. She's been hailed as a healer and as a national treasure. But Giovanni's heart resides in the everyday, where family and lovers gather, friends commune, and those no longer with us are remembered. And at every gathering there is food—food as sustenance, food as aphrodisiac, food as memory. A pot of beans is flavored with her mother's sighs—this sigh part cardamom, that one the essence of clove; a lover requests a banquet as an affirmation of ongoing passion; homage is paid to the most time-honored appetizer: soup.With Chasing Utopia, Giovanni demands that the prosaic—flowers, birdsong, winter—be seen as poetic, and reaffirms once again why she is as energetic, "remarkable" (Gwendolyn Brooks), "wonderful" (Marian Wright Edelman),"outspoken, prolific, energetic" (New York Times), and relevant as ever. 

Hardcover:

9780688156978 | William Morrow & Co, October 29, 2013, cover price $19.99 | About this edition: From one of America’s most celebrated poets, Nikki Giovanni, comes this poignant collection of poetry that celebrates the simple pleasures of everyday life and the bonds we share with those closest to us.

Paperback:

9780062562883 | Reprint edition (William Morrow & Co, September 20, 2016), cover price $15.99

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Product Description: FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Provides an account of the friendship between Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass in one of the most tumultuous periods in United States history through an examination of the ideals they shared and the work they did toward eliminating slavery...read more

Prebinding:

9780606281522 | Reprint edition (Turtleback Books, January 8, 2013), cover price $19.65 | About this edition: FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY.

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Product Description: Continuum: New and Selected Poems by Mari Evans includes works from her earlier books including: Who Can Be Born Black, I Am A Black Woman, Speak the Truth to the People, and Celebration alongside more recent poems. This care­fully selected volume reveals Evans as an honest observer of human existence...read more
By Nikki Giovanni (other contributor)

Paperback:

9780883783429 | Third World Pr, April 30, 2013, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: Continuum: New and Selected Poems by Mari Evans includes works from her earlier books including: Who Can Be Born Black, I Am A Black Woman, Speak the Truth to the People, and Celebration alongside more recent poems.

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Product Description: “One of her best collections to date.” —EssenceQuilting the Black-Eyed Pea is a tour de force from Nikki Giovanni, one of the most powerful voices in American poetry and African American literature today. From Black Feeling, Black Talk and Black Judgment in the 1960s to Bicycles in 2010, Giovanni’s poetry has influenced literary figures from James Baldwin to Blackalicious, and touched millions of readers worldwide...read more

Hardcover:

9780060099527 | 1 edition (William Morrow & Co, November 1, 2002), cover price $16.99 | About this edition: A collection of poems, sketches, and meditations on popular culture and life in America includes the author's writings on her personal battle with illness, the relationships between mothers and their children, the South, and other topics.

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9780060099534 | Reprint edition (Perennial, December 28, 2010), cover price $12.99 | About this edition: “One of her best collections to date.

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Product Description: Hear voices contemporary and classic as selected by New York Times bestselling author Nikki Giovanni Award-winning poet and writer Nikki Giovanni takes on the impossible task of selecting the 100 best African American works from classic and contemporary poets...read more
By Nikki Giovanni (editor)

Hardcover:

9781402221118 | 1 har/com edition (Sourcebooks Mediafusion, November 1, 2010), cover price $24.99 | About this edition: Hear voices contemporary and classic as selected by New York Times bestselling author Nikki Giovanni Award-winning poet and writer Nikki Giovanni takes on the impossible task of selecting the 100 best African American works from classic and contemporary poets.

Bursting with energy and innovation, the second volume in the annual anthology collects the year's best short stories by African American authors.  Dealing with all aspects of life, from the pain of war to the warmth of family, the superb tales in Best African American Fiction 2010 are a tribute to the stunning imaginations thriving in today's African American literary community. Chosen by this year's guest editor, the legendary Nikki Giovanni, these works delve into international politics and personal histories, the clash of armies and of generations—and come from such publications as The New Yorker, Harper's, The Kenyon Review, and Callaloo.In "Ghosts," Edwidge Danticat portrays an aspiring radio talk show host in Bel Air—which some call the Baghdad of Haiti—who is brutally scapegoated, and in "Three Letters, One Song & a Refrain," Chris Abani gives a searing account of the violent life of a thirteen-year-old member of a Burmese hill tribe. Jeffery Renard Allen dramatizes the mysterious arrival in Harlem of a child's hated grandmother, and Wesley Brown fictionalizes the life of the great saxophonist Coleman Hawkins, with cameo appearances by Louis Armstrong, Fletcher Henderson, and other immortals. John Edgar Wideman contributes dense and textured "Microstories" that interweave everything from taboo sex acts to Richard Wright's last works to murder in a modern family. Desiree Cooper depicts a debutante from Atlanta moving to Detroit, "a city where there's no place to hide," while in "Been Meaning to Say," by Amina Gautier, a widower gets an unforgettable holiday visit from his resentful daughter.From Africa to Philadelphia, from the era of segregation to the age of Obama, the times and places, people and events in Best African American Fiction 2010 reveal inconvenient truths through incomparable fiction. 
By Gerald Early (editor) and Nikki Giovanni (editor)

Hardcover:

9780553806908 | One World, December 29, 2009, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Bursting with energy and innovation, the second volume in the annual anthology collects the year's best short stories by African American authors.

Paperback:

9780553385359 | One World, December 29, 2009, cover price $16.00

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Product Description: In a career that has earned her accolades, honorary degrees, and awards from both fellow poets and everyday poetry lovers, Nikki Giovanni has established herself as a writer who can entertain and challenge, inform and inspire. Sometimes controversial, sometimes ethereal, but always beautiful, her poems move readers of all hues and generations...read more

Hardcover:

9780061726453 | William Morrow & Co, January 1, 2009, cover price $16.99

Paperback:

9780061726491 | 1 reprint edition (Perennial, February 2, 2010), cover price $14.99 | About this edition: In a career that has earned her accolades, honorary degrees, and awards from both fellow poets and everyday poetry lovers, Nikki Giovanni has established herself as a writer who can entertain and challenge, inform and inspire.

Miscellaneous:

9780061984099 | Harpercollins, October 6, 2009, cover price $8.99

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Collected for the first time in a single volume, an anthology of the prose work by the distinguished poet features a variety of essays, articles, meditations, and reminiscences that includes Racism 101, Sacred Cows and Other Edibles, and selections from the autobiographical Gemini. Original. 25,000 first printing. (view table of contents)

Paperback:

9780060541347 | Perennial, December 1, 2003, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Collected for the first time in a single volume, an anthology of the prose work by the distinguished poet features a variety of essays, articles, meditations, and reminiscences that includes Racism 101, Sacred Cows and Other Edibles, and selections from the autobiographical Gemini.

Miscellaneous:

9780061978876 | Harpercollins, October 6, 2009, cover price $9.99

Miscellaneous:

9780061978975 | Harpercollins, October 6, 2009, cover price $9.99

A collection of poems expresses the author's feelings about nature, friendship, love, romance, literature, city life, and hope for the future

Hardcover:

9780688149895 | 1 edition (William Morrow & Co, February 1, 1997), cover price $14.00 | About this edition: A collection of poems expresses the author's feelings about nature, friendship, love, romance, literature, city life, and hope for the future

Miscellaneous:

9780061978937 | Harpercollins, October 6, 2009, cover price $9.99

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Product Description: "A strong, uncompromising voice that dreams of a better America, Judge Bailey has experienced the ugliness of both racism and fear. Yet he has not stepped back. What a wonderful life to share." -- Nikki Giovanni, from her ForewordWhen four black college students refused to leave the whites-only lunch counter of a Greensboro, North Carolina, Woolworth's on February 1, 1960, they set off a wave of similar protests among black college students across the South...read more
By Nikki Giovanni (foreword by)

Hardcover:

9780807134764 | Louisiana State Univ Pr, October 1, 2009, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: "A strong, uncompromising voice that dreams of a better America, Judge Bailey has experienced the ugliness of both racism and fear.

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Product Description: "The intimate, unpretentious talk about familiar songs will grab readers, who will want to find out more about the inspiring history." — BOOKLIST (starred review)Ever since she was a little girl attending three different churches, poet Nikki Giovanni has loved the spirituals...read more

Paperback:

9780763643805 | 1 reprint edition (Candlewick Pr, September 8, 2009), cover price $9.99 | About this edition: "The intimate, unpretentious talk about familiar songs will grab readers, who will want to find out more about the inspiring history.

School and Library:

9780763628857 | Candlewick Pr, February 13, 2007, cover price $18.99 | About this edition: 'Giovanni tells the story of Africans in America through the words of 46 spirituals.

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Product Description: FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. The lyrics to forty-six songs portray Africans in America through familiar songs such as ""Go Down, Moses"" and ""Ain't Got Time to Die,"" celebrating a people who overcame enslavement and found a way to survive.

Prebinding:

9780606067324, titled "On My Journey Now: Looking at African-American History Through the Spirituals" | Turtleback Books, September 8, 2009, cover price $19.65 | About this edition: FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY.

A photographic tribute profiles fifty African-American women over the age of fifty who have distinguished themselves in the corporate, political, or entertainment worlds, including Ruby Dee and Marion Wright Edelman.

Hardcover:

9780316113045 | Little Brown & Co, April 11, 2007, cover price $29.99 | About this edition: A photographic tribute profiles fifty African-American women over the age of fifty who have distinguished themselves in the corporate, political, or entertainment worlds, including Ruby Dee and Marion Wright Edelman.

Miscellaneous:

9780316075701 | Little Brown & Co, May 30, 2009, cover price $14.99

The diverse voices of teens from San Francisco, Washington, DC, and the Bronx are brought together in a collection of poems written by teens who have taken part in writing programs run by a national nonprofit organization.
By Nikki Giovanni (foreword by)

Paperback:

9780064472647 | 1 edition (Harperteen, March 1, 2003), cover price $8.99 | About this edition: The diverse voices of teens from San Francisco, Washington, DC, and the Bronx are brought together in a collection of poems written by teens who have taken part in writing programs run by a national nonprofit organization.

Prebinding:

9781442004276 | 1 reprint edition (Paw Prints, April 9, 2009), cover price $16.99
9780613667913 | Turtleback Books, December 1, 2003, cover price $19.65 | About this edition: The diverse voices of teens from San Francisco, Washington, DC, and the Bronx are brought together in a collection of poems written by teens who have taken part in writing programs run by a national nonprofit organization.

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Product Description: When it was released in 2004, Harlem Stomp! was the first trade book to bring the Harlem Renaissance alive for young adults! Meticulously researched and lavishly illustrated, the book is a veritable time capsule packed with poetry, prose, photographs, full-color paintings, and reproductions of historical documents...read more
By Nikki Giovanni (foreword by) and Laban Carrick Hill

Paperback:

9780316034241 | Reprint edition (Little Brown & Co, January 1, 2009), cover price $20.00 | About this edition: When it was released in 2004, Harlem Stomp!

Miscellaneous:

9780316040488 | Little Brown & Co, January 1, 2009, cover price $8.99 | also contains Harlem Stomp!: A Cultural History of the Harlem Renaissance

Prebinding:

9781442000711 | Reprint edition (Paw Prints, April 9, 2009), cover price $21.99 | About this edition: When it was released in 2004, Harlem Stomp!
9780606105705 | Reprint edition (Turtleback Books, November 19, 2008), cover price $33.05 | also contains Harlem Stomp!: A Cultural History of the Harlem Renaissance | About this edition: FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY.

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Product Description: Fifty years after her refusal to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama, city bus, Mrs. Rosa Parks is still one of the most important figures in the American civil rights movement. This tribute to Mrs. Parks is a celebration of her courageous action and the events that followed...read more

Paperback:

9780312376024 | Reprint edition (Square Fish, December 26, 2007), cover price $7.99 | About this edition: Provides the story of the young black woman who refused to give up her seat to a white passenger in Alabama, setting in motion all the events of the Civil Rights Movements that resulted in the end of the segregated south, gave equality to blacks throughout the nation, and forever changed the country in which we all live today.

School and Library:

9780805071061 | Henry Holt Books for Young Readers, October 1, 2005, cover price $17.99 | About this edition: Provides the story of the black woman whose refusal to give up her seat on a bus in Alabama set in motion all the events of the civil rights movements that resulted in the end of the segregated South.

Prebinding:

9781439585641 | Reprint edition (Paw Prints, April 9, 2009), cover price $16.99 | About this edition: Fifty years after her refusal to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama, city bus, Mrs.
9781417797370 | Turtleback Books, December 26, 2007, cover price $18.45

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Product Description: NOW A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AND INCLUDED IN THE BOOKLIST TOP 10 ART BOOKS FOR YOUTH! Our consensus is Hip Hop Speaks to Children is the most essential poetry purchase to make this year. The poetry is enough. The illustrations are enough...read more
By Nikki Giovanni (editor)

Hardcover:

9781402210488 | Har/com edition (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, October 1, 2008), cover price $19.99 | About this edition: NOW A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AND INCLUDED IN THE BOOKLIST TOP 10 ART BOOKS FOR YOUTH!

A collection of eighty poetic works features intimate and spare language that shares the writer's perspectives on such subjects as her family, the deaths of heroes, and the Hurricane Katrina disaster.

Hardcover:

9780061231315 | 1 edition (William Morrow & Co, February 1, 2007), cover price $16.99 | About this edition: A collection of eighty poetic works features intimate and spare language that shares the writer's perspectives on such subjects as her family, the deaths of heroes, and the Hurricane Katrina disaster.

Miscellaneous:

9780061734137 | Harpercollins, July 8, 2008, cover price $9.99

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Product Description: Artfully retold by a renowned poet and illustrated with energy and charm by a Caldecott Medalist, this twist on an Aesop fable is as witty asit is satisfying.Every year the Grasshoppers sing and play their instruments and the Ants work in rhythm to the music...read more
By Nikki Giovanni and Christopher Raschka (illustrator)

School and Library:

9780763630218 | Candlewick Pr, May 13, 2008, cover price $16.99 | About this edition: Artfully retold by a renowned poet and illustrated with energy and charm by a Caldecott Medalist, this twist on an Aesop fable is as witty asit is satisfying.

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