Remember the Bridge: Poems of a People

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Philomel Books, Jan 1, 2002 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 53 pages
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Striking archival engravings and photographs accompany these twenty-nine original poems, taking the reader on a journey of over 400 years on the African American road to freedom. Weatherford's poems, together with haunting black-and-white images, create portraits of captured Africans, slaves on the auction block, heroes of freedom, craftsmen and storytellers. These are the men and women, ordinary folks as well as legendary heroes, who made their people proud and strong and built the bridge to a promising future. Readers of all ages and cultures will treasure Remember the Bridge.

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User Review  - Crystal Crites - Goodreads

I loved the beautifully written poems and pictures that bring the poems to life. This was an excellent book that shows the history of African American people from the time of slavery to now and how much their culture has changed and yet held onto and embraced it's African origins. Read full review

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User Review  - Debra Landay - Goodreads

This is a wonderful book of poetry that pairs pictures with words. Some of the poems are more traditional than others and some are much more complicated. The book and its poems provides a history of ... Read full review

About the author (2002)

Carole Boston Weatherford lives in High Point, North Carolina.

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