JAMES BALDWIN STORY OF CHILDHOOD ‘LITTLE MAN, LITTLE MAN’ REISSUED

A JAMES BALDWIN BOOK, FORGOTTEN AND OVERLOOKED FOR FOUR DECADES, GETS ANOTHER LIFE

Some Baldwin fans and scholars hope that with the new edition, “Little Man, Little Man” will rightfully assume its place in the canon of African-American children’s literature, alongside works by Langston Hughes, Julius Lester, Walter Dean Myers and John Steptoe.

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KADIR NELSON TELLS MEMORABLE STORIES ON VARIETY OF CANVASES

“I think it’s a matter of trying to step into the shoes of the subject matter and learning enough about it so I can honestly portray or document the story,” he (Kadir Nelson) said.

He doesn’t worry too much about talking over the heads of his young audience.

“Children understand visual language from a very early age,” he said. “Before they can talk, that is their form of communication. It’s something we all innately understand.”

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IF YOU COULD ADD ONE BOOK TO THE HIGH SCHOOL CURRICULUM, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

Then, the summer before college I read GOOD WOMAN, by Lucille Clifton. It was the first collection of poetry I’d ever read all the way through, and it unlocked a love for a medium that is often poorly taught or avoided altogether. If I could design my own high school curriculum today it would include these poetry collections: “Good Woman,” by Lucille Clifton…

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1978 Jane Addams Special Recognition Award

Amifika by Lucille Clifton

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2018 JANE ADDAMS HONOR BOOK PIECING ME TOGETHER BY RENEE WATSON

A DISCUSSION GUIDE ABOUT RACE, CLASS, GENDER, AND INTERSECTIONALITY

This guide offers preparation, sample dialogue, book passages to guide conversations, and “out of the box” teaching suggestions for hands-on engagement on issues of race, class, gender, and how all these identities can intersect in one person, one story.

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SAVE THE DATE: JANE ADDAMS CHILDREN’S BOOK AWARD CEREMONY

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2018 AT 2:30 PM

777 UNITED NATIONS PLAZA FL 2 (44TH & 1ST)

A memorable afternoon of award presentation and responses by authors and illustrators. Meet and talk with the honored guests, including Award winners and honorees. Enjoy a reception and an opportunity for book signing after formal presentation of the awards. All the award books will be available for purchase. This event is free and open to all. Reservations are not needed. Can’t come to NYC? Follow the ceremony as it is live streamed! (Details of streaming to be announced at a later date.)

 

One Comment

  • Myrna August 27, 2018 at 9:54 am

    I totally agree with the sentiment in this poem. I have always felt modern free form poetry is not poetry at all, but should be regarded as prose. Here is a rather short one from a few years back, but I like yours much better. Poetry Poetry that rhymes May be out of fashion. Unfortunately for me, It is my passion. So just as a king Must wear his crown, If it does not rhyme, I don”t write it down.

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