ONE LAST WORD by Nikki Grimes shares dozens of classic poems along with original poems based on the works of master poets of the Harlem Renaissance.
Grimes begins this inspirational poetry book with an overview of the Harlem Renaissance. Divided into three sections, the book then weaves together classic and newly written poems along with artwork created by African American illustrator. The book concludes with poet and artist biographies, along with additional resources.
Librarians will find this work to be an excellent way to introduce the poets of the Harlem Renaissance while making connections with contemporary issues. Collaborate with teachers to combine literature and history learning outcomes for an engaging interdisciplinary unit.
Published by Bloomsbury Children’s Books on January 1, 2017. ARC courtesy of the publisher.