Nikki Grimes and Ekua Holmes for LEGACY: WOMEN POETS OF THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE
We are thrilled to welcome Nikki Grimes and Ekua Holmes in conversation for a launch celebration of Legacy: Women Poets of the Harlem Renaissance! This event will be held digitally via Crowdcast. The virtual event is free to RSVP, but you will need to RSVP to receive the link and password. If you order the book from our website, you will automatically be registered for the event, and there will also be an option to buy the book during the event! Please note the event link and password will be in your confirmation email from Eventbrite!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Acclaimed author Nikki Grimes pens prescient new collection of poetry celebrating little-known women poets of the Harlem Renaissance.
For centuries, accomplished women have fallen out of historical records. The same is true for gifted women poets of the Harlem Renaissance.
In this poetry collection, bestselling and Children’s Literature Legacy Award–winning author Nikki Grimes uses “The Golden Shovel” method to create wholly original poems based on the works of these groundbreaking women. With powerful language and rich imagery, this collection shows readers of all ages the struggles and victories, the pain and joy experienced by women across generations.
Each poem is paired with unique art from African-American women illustrators to create a thought-provoking book with timely themes for today’s readers.
A foreword, author's note, poet biographies, and index makes this a wonderful resource and a book to cherish.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Nikki Grimes is a New York Times bestselling author and the recipient of the Children's Literature Legacy Award, the Virginia Hamilton Literary Award, and the NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children. Her distinguished works include Southwest Sunrise, illustrated by Wendell Minor; the Printz Honor and Sibert Honor book Ordinary Hazards; NAACP Image Award nominee Planet Middle School; Coretta Scott King Award winner Bronx Masquerade; Coretta Scott King Author Honor books Jazmin’s Notebook, Talkin’ About Bessie, Dark Sons, The Road to Paris, and Words with Wings, which was also named an ALA Notable Book; and What Is Goodbye?, an ALA Notable Book. www.nikkigrimes.com
ABOUT THE IN CONVERSATION PARTNER (& ONE OF THE ILLUSTRATORS FOR LEGACY!)
Ekua Holmes is a native of Roxbury, MA, a graduate of the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and a recipient of the 2013 NAACP Image Award. Her picture books include the Caldecott Honor book Voice of Freedom and the Coretta Scott King Award winners Out of Wonder and Stuff of Stars. She is assistant director of MassArt’s Center for Art and Community Partnerships. ekuaholmes.com
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