In the last 18 months of his life, Richard Wright, the author of Native Son and Black Boy, created over 4000 haiku. Twelve of these luminous poems are included in this book. A perfect introduction for children to haiku and to this important African American writer.
“Haiku are so simple that one might think a children’s book would need fancy paintings to make them interesting to children. But here, Crews may have done her best work by using photographic collage to highlight the observed piece of nature and the observer — black boys representing the young Richard Wright and all of their infinite possibilities of creation.” –Autumn Allen, Calling Caldecott , Horn Book Magazine
Haiku copyright © 1998 Ellen Wright. All other text & illustrations copyright © 2018 Nina Crews. Millbrook Press, ISBN: 9781512418651
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