Seeing Into Tomorrow: Haiku by Richard Wright, Biography and illustrations by Nina Crews. 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)
New for Spring 2018!!
Take a peek at my new book!
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.
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.
Look for Seeing Into Tomorrow online and in stores this coming February 2018!
• Junior Library Guild Selection