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Ashley Bryan   [Teacher Resource File]

Let it Shine: Three Favorite Spirituals
Let it Shine: Three Favorite Spirituals
by Ashley Bryan
Ages 4-8

With a kaleidoscope of color and cut paper, Hans Christian Anderson Award nominee and two-time Coretta Scott King Award winner Ashley Bryan celebrates three favorite spirituals: "This Little Light of Mine," "Oh, When the Saints Go Marching In," and "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands." The power of these beloved songs simply emanates through his joyous interpretations. Come, sing, and celebrate!
Atheneum (January 2007)
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Beautiful Blackbird
BEAUTIFUL BLACKBIRD

A stunning cut-paper and lyrical adaptation of a Zambian tale with a universal message-- appreciating one's heritage and the beauty within.

Ages 3-8

ORDER: Hardcover



Ashley Bryan's African Tales, Uh-Huh

ASHLEY BRYAN'S AFRICAN TALES, UH-HUH

A collection of Mr. Bryan's favorite stories lyrically told and heightened by three color and black and white illustrations. They are tales of tricksters, chieftains and both wise and foolish creatures. Some previously published and all of universal human spirit.

You will learn why Frog and Snake never play together, or why Bush Cow and Elephant are bad friends, or of the problems that a husband has because he likes to count spoonfuls.

Ages: 9-12

ORDER: Hardcover

Ashley Bryan's ABC of African American Poetry

ASHLEY BRYAN'S ABC OF AFRICAN AMERICAN POETRY

Exuberant paintings illustrate this creative not-so-ordinary alphabet book introducing readers to twenty-six African-American poets, including: Langston Hughes, Gwendolyn Brooks, Eloise Greenfield.

"Dear Noah: Please save me a spot
Exposed to the sun, where the Mice are not;
But if I must share my chamber, the Ant
Is the one I should welcome.
Yours: L. E. Phant."

This is gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous !

Ages: 4-8

ORDER: Hardcover

Beat the Story-Drum, Pum-Pum

BEAT THE STORY-DRUM, PUM-PUM

Coretta Scott King Award





"Hen and Frog,"
"Why Bush Cow and Elephant are Bad Friends,"
"The Husband Who Counted the Spoonfuls,"
"Why Frog and Snake Never Play Together,"
"How Animals Got Their Tails."

Ages: 9 - 12

ORDER: Paperback

Carol Of The Brown King

CAROL OF THE BROWN KING

African American images richly reflect the characters of the Nativity scene, presented in six short stories --five from Langston Hughes and a story based on a Puerto Rican postcard.

Ages: 4-8

ORDER: Hardcover

What A Wonderful World

WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD

Geometric shapes, bright colors and puppets of children of all races demonstrate the wonder, beauty and diverse uniqueness that makes this "A Wonderful World."

Young readers are introduced to the genius and talent of Louis Armstrong. "Satchmo" makes an appearance as a puppet prop and joins in the song he made famous--"What A Wonderful World."

Ages: 4-8

ORDER: Hardcover
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