Brown Angels: An Album of Pictures and Verse

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Harper Collins, Aug 16, 1996 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 40 pages
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Join acclaimed author Walter Dean Myers in a heartwarming celebration of African-American childhood in words and pictures. Sharing favorites from his collection of long-forgotten turn-of-the-century photographs, and punctuating them with his own moving poetry, Mr. Myers has created a beautiful album that reminds us that "the child in each of us is our most precious part."


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User Review  - dtato1 - LibraryThing

One of my favorite books so far. The history and culture written and show in this book are simply a privilege to see. I like the book for two reasons. The pictures are all black and white pictures ... Read full review

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User Review  - manich01 - LibraryThing

WIth a sing-song rhythm , this collection, reminiscent of nursery rhymes, is filled with poignant, antique pictures of African American children. Read the images, poems, or both--and be whisked away to another time of innocence and simple beauty. Read full review


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About the author (1996)

Walter Dean Myers is the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, New York Times bestselling author of Monster, and winner of the first Michael L. Printz Award. The critically acclaimed author of Kick, Lockdown, Dope Sick, Game, Street Love, The Autobiography of My Dead Brother, Handbook for Boys, and Bad Boy, he is considered one of the preeminent writers for children. Walter's novel shooter is the inspiration for the film Case 219.

His latest picture-book collaboration with his son, Christopher Myers, We Are America: A Tribute from the Heart, is a love letter to the United States that reimagines what it means to be an American. Visit to find out more!

Walter lives in Jersey City, New Jersey, with his family.

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