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Blacker the Berry
Audience: 3rd Grade - 8th Grade
This wonderfully tender collection of poetry reflects on the many beautiful shades of black skin. Eloquent text and powerful illustrations fill the page. The first poem questions 'What shade is human?'. She proceeds in other poems to use phrases such as 'I am biscuit brown', 'I am raspberry black', 'I am as light as snowberries in fall', and 'I am toasted wheat berry bread' to characterize the rich colors.
Awards won: Coretta Scott King Award (Illustrator)
Date read: 12/18/2009
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