Explore Poetry by Women of the Harlem Renaissance

Explore Poetry by Women of the Harlem Renaissance

Legacy : Women Poets of the Harlem Renaissance by Nikki Grimes

Nikki Grimes is one of America's most prolific and gift poets. She is a generous educator with materials freely available to the community at https://www.nikkigrimes.com/  

This guide is intended to support her book:

Legacy: Women Poets of the Harlem Renaissance
written by Nikki Grimes
illustrated by female African-American artists
Bloomsbury Children's Books, January 5, 2021
ISBN 978-1681199443

Legacy: Women of the Harlem Renaissance

About the Book

For centuries, accomplished women—of all races—have fallen out of the historical records. The same is true for gifted, prolific, women poets of the Harlem Renaissance who are little known, especially as compared to their male counterparts.

In this poetry collection, bestselling author Nikki Grimes uses "The Golden Shovel" poetic method to create wholly original poems based on the works of these groundbreaking women-and to introduce readers to their work.

Each poem is paired with one-of-a-kind art from today's most exciting female African-American illustrators, including: Vanessa Brantley-Newton, Cozbi Cabrera, Pat Cummings, Nina Crews, Laura Freeman, Jan Spivey Gilchrist, Ebony Glenn, April Harrison, Ekua Holmes, Keisha Morrison, Daria Peoples-Riley, Andrea Pippins, Shadra Strickland, and Elizabeth Zunon.

Legacy also includes a foreword, an introduction to the history of the Harlem Renaissance, author's note, and poet biographies, which make this a wonderful resource and a book to cherish.

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