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Title:
Nikki Giovanni : poet of the people
Author:
Josephson, Judith Pinkerton.
Publication Information:
Berkeley Heights, NJ : Enslow, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
128 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Profiles the life of Nikki Giovanni, from her childhood in Knoxville and Cincinnati to her career as an outspoken, influential, award-winning poet.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 6.9 3.0 49988.
ISBN:
9780766012387
Format :
Book

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A spellbound crowd packs the auditorium. The audience whistles and stomps with enthusiasm. Poetry should tell the truth, says Nikki Giovanni. It is a connection, a link. Giovanni is one of America's most popular modern poets, with more than a dozen volumes of poetry for adults, six books for children, and several compact-disk readings of her poems. Her work reaches out across age, gender, and race. This vividly drawn life story, based on interviews with Giovanni and those who know her best, is rich with Giovanni's own words and excerpts from her poetry.


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Gr 6-8-This title chronicles the life of the poet, author, and activist from her childhood in Tennessee to the present day. Her poetry, which touches on a number of different themes including civil rights and African-American life and culture, has won Giovanni many accolades and honors while her innate ability to touch an eclectic public has earned her the title, "Poet of the People." Her work for children explores the subjects of friendship, loneliness, and rebellion. Josephson's narrative is enlivened by a sampling of Giovanni's lyrical work that will provide readers with a sense of her style and philosophy. One interesting chapter covers an extensive, taped conversation the poet had with the writer James Baldwin in Europe in 1971. Average-quality, black-and-white photographs document the subject's childhood and career. A concisely written work.-Daniel Mungai, Queens Borough Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.