Seeing Into Tomorrow: Haiku by Richard Wright

Haiku copyright © 1998 Ellen Wright. All other text & illustrations copyright © 2018 Nina Crews. Published Millbrook Press ISBN 978-1-5124-1865-1  ISBN 978-1-5124-9862-2 (eb pdf)

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In the last 18 months of his life, Richard Wright, the author of Native Son and Black Boy, created over 4000 haiku. These luminous poems are a perfect introduction for children to this important African American writer.

©Illustrations copyright Nina Crews 2018

I have illustrated twelve of his haiku with photo collages, highlighting everyday experiences and the beauty of the natural world. Following the poems is a brief biography of Wright, tracing his journey from an impoverished childhood in rural Mississippi to life as celebrated writer exploring creative ideas in a farmhouse in the south of France.

©Illustrations copyright Nina Crews 2018
©Illustrations copyright Nina Crews 2018

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