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Ego-Tripping and Other Poems for Young People

4.34 of 5 stars 4.34  ·  rating details  ·  174 ratings  ·  13 reviews
Insightful and fun, this collection of poetry captures the essence of the African American experience for young people.
Paperback, 76 pages
Published November 1st 1993 by Chicago Review Press (first published 1974)
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Rebecca Moon
1. Book Information:
Author: Nikki Giovanni
Illustrator: Georgia Ford
Title: Ego-Tripping and Other Poems for Young People
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Copyright date: 1993
Number of pages: 76
Grades: 5th – 7th
Where you identified the author: Our Textbook

2. Book Annotation: Nikki Giovanni writes poems that would be easy for children in a middle-class or low-income African American community to identify with.
3. Literary Category: Historical Fiction
4. Reading Notes: In classic Giovanni style, these
Sasha Nutcher
This book was a good book but had some intense words given that it was meant for children. I recommend this book do anyone who likes interesting poems.
CH - Marvin Childress
Author: Nikki Giovanni; Grades: 3-8

Ego-Tripping is a collection of poems for young people that touches on everything from self-awareness to drug use. Nikki Giovanni finds moments in time, particularly black youth moments, that report on cultural issues.

This is a great book. Some of the poems are not the greatest, but there is something in it for everyone. At some point, the reader can relate to, or be inspired by one of the poems. I like the original artwork a lot better. I would use this book w
Beautiful poems with a heavy Afro-centric vibe to reflect the times they were created. I would not recommend for young people due to the mature language several poems contain.
Amani Watson
That there was a lot of things going on for the colored people like racism and segregation and they couldn't help but to speak in their minds.
Ego-Tripping is one of my ALL TIME FAVORITE poems. She is a MASTER! And very friendly in person FYI!!!!!
What can I say...she is my idol, my mentor, my namesake!!! I am excited to give this book to my nephews!
Kelli Wolfenbarger
This book contains so many good poems. I enjoyed it more than I anticipated.
Nicole Tarpey
Great pre-teen book for gaining confidence, especially the Ego-Tripping poem.
An excellent work for young adults!
RK Byers
first book i ever read. i was five.
i actually want this book to own.
Wonderful read!
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Yolande Cornelia "Nikki" Giovanni is a Grammy-nominated American poet, activist and author.

She lives in Blacksburg, Virginia, where she is a University Distinguished Professor at Virginia Tech.
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