The Blacker the Berry: Poem
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.
Age Range: 4 - 8