Thursday, October 1, 2009
Written by: Ntozake Shange
Illustrated by: Kadir Nelson
Upper Elementary and Junior High Grades
"Unflinching verse and elegant imagery combine in a powerful, evocative, picture-book portrait of Coretta Scott King. As stated on the cover, Shange uses poetry to recount Coretta Scott’s life, from her childhood to her marriage with Martin Luther King, Jr. On the final page, the author offers a linear, prose biography, adding context to her more abstract references in the poetry."