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A collection of poems explores the theme of African-American identity.
By Floyd Cooper (illustrator)

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9780804568395 | Pap/cas edition (Spoken Arts, June 1, 1997), cover price $17.95 | About this edition: A collection of poems explores the theme of African-American identity.
9780064434393 | Reissue edition (Harpercollins Childrens Books, March 1, 1996), cover price $6.99 | About this edition: A collection of poems celebrates the African-American family and individuality

Reinforced:

9780606085021 | Demco Media, March 1, 1996, cover price $14.70 | About this edition: A collection of poems celebrates the African-American family and individuality

Prebinding:

9781439555538 | Reprint edition (Paw Prints, October 1, 2008), cover price $15.99
9780785780113 | Turtleback Books, October 1, 1999, cover price $17.20 | About this edition: A collection of poems celebrates the African-American family and individuality

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A collection of poems, including 'Golden Goodness,' 'Cranberry Red,' and 'Biscuit Brown,' celebrating individuality and African American identity
By Floyd Cooper (illustrator) and Joyce Carol Thomas

Library:

9780060253769, titled "The Blacker the Berry: Poems" | Amistad Pr, July 1, 2008, cover price $17.89 | About this edition: A collection of poems, including 'Golden Goodness,' 'Cranberry Red,' and 'Biscuit Brown,' celebrating individuality and African American identity

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Product Description: In these four acclaimed novels, National Book Award-winning author Joyce Carol Thomas evocatively captures the triumph and struggles of teens as they come of age, and break and bond with their families.BRIGHT SHADOW (1983) This Coretta Scott King Honor Book and Thomas' sophomore effort continues the moving saga she began in her debut novel Marked By Fire...read more

Paperback:

9781423101543 | Jump at the Sun, March 25, 2008, cover price $14.99 | About this edition: In these four acclaimed novels, National Book Award-winning author Joyce Carol Thomas evocatively captures the triumph and struggles of teens as they come of age, and break and bond with their families.

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In a colorful salute to faith and gospel music, the good spirit moves a mother, daughter, and congregation to take part in a wondrous celebration of ritual and faith. By the author of Hush Songs: African American Lullabies.
By Annie Lee (illustrator) and Joyce Carol Thomas

School and Library:

9780786806645 | Hyperion, January 1, 2007, cover price $16.99 | About this edition: In a colorful salute to faith and gospel music, the good spirit moves a mother, daughter, and congregation to take part in a wondrous celebration of ritual and faith.

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When two brave children, a courageous grandmother, and a number of protective dogs stumble upon three bad witches with a hearty appetite, collective wits and bravery will be essential to keep the family free from harm.

Hardcover:

9780060006495 | Harpercollins Childrens Books, August 1, 2006, cover price $15.99 | About this edition: Three hungry witches set out to eat two orphaned children while their grandmother is away at the market.

Library:

9780060006501 | Harpercollins, August 1, 2006, cover price $16.89 | About this edition: Three hungry witches set out to eat two orphaned children while their grandmother is away at the market.

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Based on a story collected by the author during her travels along the Gulf States, a tale finds a young man searching for three people more foolish than his fiancée and her parents.

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9780060006464 | Harpercollins Childrens Books, January 1, 2006, cover price $15.99 | About this edition: A young man searches for three people more foolish than his fiancâee and her parents.

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9780060006471 | Harpercollins, January 1, 2006, cover price $18.89 | About this edition: A young man searches for three people more foolish than his fiancâee and her parents.

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Inspired by stories from the rural south, a collection of terrifying tales includes a skinless witch, a talking skull, and a man more evil than the devil, as collected by the famous African-American writer Zora Neale Hurston.

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9780060006310 | Harpercollins Childrens Books, August 1, 2004, cover price $15.99 | About this edition: Inspired by stories from the rural south, a collection of terrifying tales includes a skinless witch, a talking skull, and a man more evil than the devil, as collected by the famous African-American writer Zora Neale Hurston.

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9780060006341 | Harpercollins, August 1, 2004, cover price $16.89 | About this edition: Inspired by stories from the rural south, a collection of terrifying tales includes a skinless witch, a talking skull, and a man more evil than the devil, as collected by the famous African-American writer Zora Neale Hurston.

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With the Great Gospel Convention ahead, Gospel Cinderella must turn to the help of Queen Mother Rhythm to break away from the Crooked Foster Mother in order to fulfill her destiny and find her Prince of Music in the process.
By David Diaz (illustrator) and Joyce Carol Thomas

Hardcover:

9780060253875 | Amistad Pr, May 1, 2004, cover price $15.99 | About this edition: A variation on the traditional Cinderella story set in a Southern swamp and with a Great Gospel Convention instead of a ball.

Library:

9780060253882 | Harpercollins, May 1, 2004, cover price $16.89 | About this edition: A variation on the traditional Cinderella story set in a Southern swamp and with a Great Gospel Convention instead of a ball.

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Inspired by the tales of rural Southerners, a colorful collection of animal tales provides answers to common curiosities, such as why cats and dogs dislike one another, from the author of I Have Heard of a Land.

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9780060006433 | 1 edition (Harpercollins Childrens Books, April 1, 2004), cover price $16.99 | About this edition: Presents a volume of pourquoi tales collected by Zora Neale Hurston from her field research in the Gulf states in the 1920s.

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9780060006440 | Harpercollins, April 1, 2004, cover price $16.89 | About this edition: Presents a volume of pourquoi tales collected by Zora Neale Hurston from her field research in the Gulf states in the 1920s.

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Commemorating the 50th anniversary of this significant Supreme Court decision, this collection of stories, poems, and reflections from authors who lived during the era, including Jerry Spinelli and Quincy Troupe, provides an intimate look at that period of history and the impact it has had on lives throughout the decades.
By Curtis E. James (illustrator) and Joyce Carol Thomas

Library:

9780786826407 | 1 edition (Jump at the Sun, December 1, 2003), cover price $16.49 | About this edition: A collection of personal reflections, stories, and poems from ten well-known children's authors, who were themselves young people in 1954 when the Supreme Court handed down the decision to desegregate public schools.

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From dreadlocks to braids, the many wonderful hairstyles adorned by African-American girls of all ages are celebrated, in a simple poetry book by the author of A Mother's Heart, A Daughter's Love.
By Brenda Joysmith (illustrator) and Joyce Carol Thomas

Hardcover:

9780060234737 | Joanna Cotler Books, June 1, 2002, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: A collection of poems, including 'First Braids,' 'Grandma's Way,' and 'Mama's Glory,' in which an Afro-American girl celebrates herself, her family, and her heritage.

Library:

9780060234744 | Joanna Cotler Books, June 1, 2002, cover price $15.89 | About this edition: A collection of poems, including 'First Braids,' 'Grandma's Way,' and 'Mama's Glory,' in which an Afro-American girl celebrates herself, her family, and her heritage.

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A remarkably gifted and nurturing woman, Dr. Abyssinia Jackson heals the women of Ponca City, from a woman whose jealous woman beats her to talented African-American musician who finds shelter in the arms of a white man. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

Paperback:

9780786885251 | Reprint edition (Hyperion Books, February 1, 2002), cover price $13.95 | About this edition: A remarkably gifted and nurturing woman, Dr.

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In this illustrated poem, a mother tells her little boy all the ways in which he gives her joy.
By Pamela Johnson (illustrator) and Joyce Carol Thomas

Hardcover:

9780786807505 | Board book edition (Hyperion, September 1, 2001), cover price $6.74 | About this edition: An African American mother expresses the joy and delight that her son brings to her in the different seasons of the year.

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In an illustrated poem, a mother puts her child to sleep with a lullaby about the angels that will watch over him as he sleeps.
By Pamela Johnson (illustrator) and Joyce Carol Thomas

Hardcover:

9780786805631 | Board book edition (Hyperion, September 1, 2001), cover price $6.74 | About this edition: In an illustrated poem, a mother puts her child to sleep with a lullaby about the angels that will watch over him as he sleeps.

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Twenty-five exquisite poems written by a National Book Award winner celebrate the moments in life that form the unique bond between every mother and daughter. By the author of I Have Heard of a Land.

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9780060296490 | Joanna Cotler Books, April 1, 2001, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: A collection of twenty-five poems relecting the lifelong relationship between mothers and daughters, written in two parts in the voice of the mother and in the voice of the daughter.

Library:

9780060296506 | Joanna Cotler Books, April 1, 2001, cover price $14.89 | About this edition: A collection of twenty-five poems relecting the lifelong relationship between mothers and daughters, written in two parts in the voice of the mother and in the voice of the daughter.

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A remarkably gifted and nurturing woman, Dr. Abyssinia Jackson heals the women of Ponca City, from a woman whose jealous woman beats her to talented African-American musician who finds shelter in the arms of a white man. 25,000 first printing.

Hardcover:

9780786866069 | Hyperion Books, March 1, 2001, cover price $22.45 | About this edition: A remarkably gifted and nurturing woman, Dr.

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A collection of African-American lullabies enhanced by the improvisational styles of such artists as Harry Belafonte and Oscar Brown, Jr. is accompanied by piano scores, introductory notes, and historical information. (view table of contents)
By Brenda Joysmith (illustrator) and Joyce Carol Thomas

Hardcover:

9780786805624, titled "Hush Songs: African-American Lullabies" | Jump at the Sun, August 1, 2000, cover price $15.99 | About this edition: A collection of ten traditional and contemporary lullabies transformed and created in the convention of African American music.
9780756780395 | Diane Pub Co, June 30, 2000, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: From National Book Award winner Joyce Carol Thomas comes a glorious collection of 10 African American lullabies.

Library:

9780786824885, titled "Hush Songs: African-American Lullabies" | Jump at the Sun, August 1, 2000, cover price $16.99 | About this edition: A collection of African-American lullabies enhanced by the improvisational styles of such artists as Harry Belafonte and Oscar Brown, Jr.

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From the time he is hatched, Little Rooster learns lessons of life from his father and the other barnyard birds at Grandpa Goose's funeral, Crow's wedding, and a Christmas celebration.
By Holly Berry (illustrator) and Joyce Carol Thomas

Hardcover:

9780060253776 | Joanna Cotler Books, July 1, 2000, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: From the time he hatches, Little Rooster learns lessons of life from his father and the other barnyard birds at Grandpa Goose's funeral, Crow's wedding, and a Christmas celebration.

Library:

9780060253783 | Harpercollins, July 1, 2000, cover price $15.89 | About this edition: From the time he hatches, Little Rooster learns lessons of life from his father and the other barnyard birds at Grandpa Goose's funeral, Crow's wedding, and a Christmas celebration.

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Describes the joys and hardships experienced by an African-American pioneer woman who staked a claim for free land in the Oklahoma territory

Hardcover:

9780060234775 | Harpercollins Childrens Books, April 1, 1998, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: Describes the joys and hardships experienced by an African-American pioneer woman who staked a claim for free land in the Oklahoma territory

Paperback:

9780064436175 | Harpercollins Childrens Books, January 1, 2000, cover price $6.99 | About this edition: Describes the joys and hardships experienced by an African-American pioneer woman who staked a claim for free land in the Oklahoma territory

Library:

9780060234782 | Harpercollins, May 1, 1998, cover price $14.89 | About this edition: Describes the joys and hardships experienced by an African-American pioneer woman who staked a claim for free land in the Oklahoma territory

Reinforced:

9780606175630 | Demco Media, February 1, 2000, cover price $15.81 | About this edition: Describes the joys and hardships experienced by an African-American pioneer woman who staked a claim for free land in the Oklahoma territory

Prebinding:

9780613227957 | Turtleback Books, March 1, 2001, cover price $17.20 | About this edition: Describes the joys and hardships experienced by an African-American pioneer woman who staked a claim for free land in the Oklahoma territory

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Provides a lovely tale about the joys of having a newborn baby through detailed illustrations and gentle, rhythmic text.
By Nneka Bennett (illustrator) and Joyce Carol Thomas

Hardcover:

9780694010967 | Board book edition (Harpercollins Childrens Books, June 1, 1999), cover price $5.95 | About this edition: A poem celebrates the joy of a newborn baby

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Illustrated in watercolor, a prose poem carries a heart-felt message about identity and self-esteem to children who are just learning to appreciate their own unique and wonderful qualities.
By Nneka Bennett (illustrator) and Joyce Carol Thomas

Hardcover:

9780694010974 | Harpercollins Childrens Books, September 1, 1998, cover price $9.95 | About this edition: 'For children discovering their individuality, this beautiful poem celebrates uniqueness, love, and self-awareness'-- Cover back.

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Poems for each month of the year celebrate the themes of family love, individuality, and Afro-American identity

Hardcover:

9780060234690 | Harpercollins Childrens Books, September 1, 1995, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Poems for each month of the year celebrate the themes of family love, individuality, and Afro-American identity

Paperback:

9780064461887 | Reprint edition (Trophy Pr, January 1, 1997), cover price $5.95 | About this edition: Poems for each month of the year celebrate the themes of family love, individuality, and Afro-American identity

Library:

9780060234720 | Harpercollins, September 1, 1995, cover price $14.89 | About this edition: Poems for each month of the year celebrate the themes of family love, individuality, and Afro-American identity

Reinforced:

9780606108201 | Reprint edition (Demco Media, January 1, 1997), cover price $12.70 | About this edition: Poems for each month of the year celebrate the themes of family love, individuality, and Afro-American identity

A collection of adaptations of ten previously published Southern folktales by the eminent African-American author features brilliant color and black-and-white illustrations by cutting-edge artists that capture the cinematic drama of the stories. Original. IP.

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9781569248423 | Marlowe & Co, April 1, 1996, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: A collection of adaptations of ten previously published Southern folktales by the eminent African-American author features brilliant color and black-and-white illustrations by cutting-edge artists that capture the cinematic drama of the stories.

Despite her mean-spirited foster mother's attempts to demean her, fourteen-year-old orphan Marigold finds the song within her heart during the search for a new lead gospel singer for the Rose of Sharon Baptist Church

Hardcover:

9780060202941 | Harpercollins Childrens Books, November 1, 1992, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Despite her mean-spirited foster mother's attempts to demean her, fourteen-year-old orphan Marigold finds the song within her heart during the search for a new lead gospel singer for the Rose of Sharon Baptist Church

Paperback:

9780064405249 | Trophy Pr, January 1, 1994, cover price $3.95 | About this edition: Despite her mean-spirited foster mother's attempts to demean her, fourteen-year-old orphan Marigold finds the song within her heart during the search for a new lead gospel singer for the Rose of Sharon Baptist Church

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9780060202958 | Harpercollins, November 1, 1992, cover price $13.89 | About this edition: Despite her mean-spirited foster mother's attempts to demean her, fourteen-year-old orphan Marigold finds the song within her heart during the search for a new lead gospel singer for the Rose of Sharon Baptist Church

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An illustrated collection of poetry from the National Book Award-winning author of Marked by Fire celebrates family, individuality, and the African-American tradition in verses that honor the past, love the present, and dream of the future.
By Floyd Cooper (illustrator) and Joyce Carol Thomas

Hardcover:

9780060210878 | Harpercollins Childrens Books, October 1, 1993, cover price $16.99 | About this edition: A collection of poems exploring the theme of African-American identity

Library:

9780060210885 | Harpercollins, October 1, 1993, cover price $14.89 | About this edition: A collection of poems exploring the theme of African-American identity

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