Annotations for Blacker the Berry


Baker & Taylor
A collection of poems, including "Golden Goodness," "Cranberry Red," and "Biscuit Brown," celebrating individuality and African American identity

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Baker & Taylor
Many shades of black are celebrated in this wonderful collection of poems and portraits as diverse skin colors are compared to beautiful things in and of the world, including rich black coffee and a bronze autumn leaf.

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HARPERCOLL

We are color struck
The way an artist strikes
His canvas with his brush of many hues

Look closely at these mirrors
these palettes of skin
Each color is rich
in its own right

Black is dazzling and distinctive, like toasted wheat berry bread; snowberries in the fall; rich, red cranberries; and the bronzed last leaves of summer. In this lyrical and luminous collection, Coretta Scott King honorees Joyce Carol Thomas and Floyd Cooper celebrate these many shades of black beautifully.



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