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The Palm of My Heart: Poetry by African American Children

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Out of the mouths of babes comes some of the most compelling poetic lines celebrating the beauty of African-American culture. Twenty inner-city children, ages 6 to 12, wrote these moving and powerful poems during a writing workshop taught by Davida Adedjouma and sponsored by the Minneapolis Inner City Youth League and the African-American Academy for Accelerated Learning.E ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 1st 1996 by Lee & Low Books
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Beth
Black stride? It's:
the arch of my back
the curve of my spine
the way I stand
and my stance is
pride


Oh this book. It will bring a tear to your eye and give you hope. The poems in this book are small but they are mighty.
Brindi
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1997 CSKing Illustrator Honor

finally...a CSK with decent poetry!
Jennie
Jan 21, 2008 Jennie rated it it was ok
I really enjoyed reading the creative and insightful poetry created by these young African American children. However, I was actually quite disturbed by the grim and downright creepy illustrations that accompanied them.
Sarah Sammis
May 29, 2012 Sarah Sammis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Sarah by: Sharon Creech
Lovely short poems by children about black pride. The kids were all upper elementary age when the book was published. They're now in their late twenties/
Paula Hollohan
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Wonderful student-written poetry. So much self-knowledge. Writing example to model self awareness. Interesting addition to elementary library. K-6.
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beautiful illustrations and sweet words from children
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