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Fresh Ginger and Garlic: A Conversation with Nikki Giovanni

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. The second was at Jackie Woodson’s table, where I consumed […]

Review of I Am Loved

I Am Loved by Nikki Giovanni; illus. by Ashley Bryan Primary    Dlouhy/Atheneum    32 pp. 1/18    978-1-5344-0492-2    $17.99 e-book ed.  978-1-5344-0493-9    $10.99 A 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 by The 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 Am Loved, they […]

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

Listen to poet Nikki Giovanni perform “The Rosa Parks (A Song in Rhythm)” 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…when they tell me they are having Writer’s Block…No Such Thing…I declare…that’s only a sign…of not enough knowledge…go do your research…and to me that’s the end…yet…I am having Writer’s Block…because I want so much…to write the perfect introduction…to one of the nicest young men I know Do I […]