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Review of A Library

A Library by Nikki Giovanni ; illus. by Erin K. Robinson Primary     Versify/HarperCollins    32 pp.     g9/22     978-0-358-38765-7     $18.99 In this picture-book celebration of libraries and reading, poet Giovanni writes about the Carnegie Library, which she regularly visited as a child. Robinson’s digital art resembles vibrant collages...

Fresh Ginger and Garlic: A Conversation with Nikki Giovanni

Kwame and Nikki. Photo: Beatrice Saba.Over the past twenty years, I’ve been a vegan, a vegetarian, and a pescatarian. There have been only three periods in my adult life when I’ve indulged in the pleasures of meat. One was right after winning the Newbery, when I found myself craving cheeseburgers....

Review of I Am Loved

I Am Lovedby Nikki Giovanni; illus. by Ashley BryanPrimary    Dlouhy/Atheneum    32 pp.1/18    978-1-5344-0492-2    $17.99e-book ed.  978-1-5344-0493-9    $10.99A legendary pair presents a volume of verse worth remembering. Bryan’s recognizably vibrant, colorful, and moving illustrations accompany a selection of Giovanni’s poems (both new and previously published). The electric blue, sunny yellow, warm...

Nikki Giovanni and Ashley Bryan Talk with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here.Sponsored byThe equally eminent poet Nikki Giovanni and artist Ashley Bryan, longtime friends, first collaborated more than twenty years ago for The Sun Is So Quiet. In I...

Nikki Giovanni: "The Rosa Parks (A Song in Rhythm)"

Listen to poet Nikki Giovanni perform "The Rosa Parks (A Song in Rhythm)"[audio wav=""][/audio]Read Nikki Giovanni and Ashley Bryan Talk with Roger....

Profile of 2015 Newbery Medal winner Kwame Alexander

I laugh with my students…I hope never at…whenthey tell me they are having Writer’s Block…No SuchThing…I declare…that’s only a sign…of not enoughknowledge…go do your research…and to me that’s theend…yet…I am having Writer’s Block…because I wantso much…to write the perfect introduction…to one ofthe nicest young men I knowDo I start twenty...

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