The Palm of My Heart: Poetry by African American Children (Paperback)
When children are encouraged to celebrate their lives -- their joys, their influences, their hopes -- the results are pure poetry.
Black is dark, dark is lovely,
lovely is the palm of my heart
and my heartbeats are filled with joy
When children are encouraged to celebrate their lives - their joys, their influences, their hopes - the results are pure poetry. Honest, wise, and inspiring, each of the twenty poems in this dazzling collection resounds with the unique rhythms of life, as seen through the eyes of African American children.
About the Author
R. GREGORY CHRISTIE is the recipient of numerous awards including a Caldecott Honor and six Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award Honors, and his books have been recognized by The New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books list three times. He currently paints in the evenings while traveling around the country doing school visits. You can visit him online at gas-art.com.