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  • Coretta Scott King Honor (Author)
  • ALA Notable Children’s Book
  • Cooperative Children’s Book Center Choice
  • New York Public Library's "One Hundred Titles for Reading and Sharing"
  • Coretta Scott King Award (Illustrator)
  • Kirkus Reviews Best Children’s Book

The Blacker the Berry



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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.

IMPRINT Amistad   FORMAT
ISBN 0060253754   ISBN13 9780060253752
ON SALE 7/1/2008 PAGES 32
AGES 4 to 8 SIZE 7 1/2 X 11 1/4
PRICE US $16.99   PRICE CAN $21.00
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BISAC2 JUV014000 BISAC3 JUV013000
About the Author
Joyce Carol Thomas
Jim Dennis Photography

Joyce Carol Thomas

About the Illustrator
Floyd Cooper
Photo by Velma Cooper

Floyd Cooper

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