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The Blacker the Berry

The Blacker the Berry

ISBN: 9780060253769

Title: The Blacker the Berry

Author: Joyce Carol Thomas

KDL Description:

POETRY JNF THO

A collection of poems, including “Golden Goodness,” “Cranberry Red,” and “Biscuit Brown,” celebrating individuality and Afro-American identity.

Amazon Description:

We are color struck
The way an artist strikes
His canvas with his brush of many hues

Look closely at these mirrors
these palettes of skin
Each color is rich
in 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.