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Eloise Greenfield (1929–2021)

Författare till Honey, I Love and Other Love Poems

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Eloise Greenfield was born in Parmele, North Carolina, on May 17, 1929. While she was still an infant, her family moved to Washington, D.C., where she has lived ever since. Ms. Greenfield studied piano as a child and teenager, before getting a full time civil service job. Her decision to write came visa mer from a lack of books on African Americans. There were far too few books that told the truth about African-American people. Ms. Greenfield wanted to change that. Greenfield has received many honors for her work, including the 1990 Recognition of Merit Award presented by the George G. Stone Center for Children's Books in Claremont, California for Honey, I Love; and an honorary degree from Wheelock College in Boston, Massachusetts. In addition to writing herself, Eloise Greenfield has found time to work with other writers. She headed the Adult Fiction and Children's Literature divisions of the D.C. Black Writers' Workshop (now defunct), a group whose goal was to encourage the writing and publishing of Africa-American literature. She has given free workshops on the writing of African-American literature for children, and, under grants from the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, has taught creative writing to elementary and junior high school students. Ms. Greenfield is also a member of the African-American Writers Guild. Greenfield has also received the Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children, given by the National Council of Teachers of English. In 1999 she became a member of the National Literary Hall of Fame for Writers of African Descent. She has received the Coretta Scott King Award for Africa Dream, the Carter G. Woodson Award for Rosa Parks, and the Irma Simonton Black Award for She Come Bringing Me That Little Baby Girl. For many of her books, she has received Notable Book citations from the American Library Association, the National Council of Teachers of English, and the National Council for the Social Studies. Ms. Greenfield has received, for the body of her work, the 1993 Lifetime Achievement Award from Moonstone, Inc., Philadelphia; and the 1993 Children's Literature and Social Responsibility Award from the Boston Educators for Social Responsibility. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre

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Independent Reading Level: Grades 1-3
trevorsirmans | 2 andra recensioner | Dec 6, 2023 |
Thinker: My Puppy Poet and Me by Eloise Greenfield and illustrated by Ehsan Abdollahi is a playful book of poems told through the eyes of both a 7-year-old boy and his puppy, recently named Thinker. The dialogue between boy and his dog unfolds as they take turns alternately telling poems from each perspective. The puppy plays at home with the boy’s little sister and loves to hear her laugh or visits a dog brother across the street. Each poem raps or rhymes, contains humor or wordplay as the book bounces back and forth alternating viewpoints and experiences. Thinker finally gets to visit Jace, the boy, at school and even gets to hear a haiku.
These poems are fun to read aloud each with a cadence and style that uses repetition and humor to make the poems so enjoyable. Early elementary students will love the fun style of poems written by a talking, thinking dog and a boy who loves him. Each poem is beautifully brought to life and complimented by illustrations made using colorful collage with handmade and hand-colored paper. The author’s note tells the reader that she absolutely thinks that rap is poetry and encourages the reader to take the time to write a poem or two of their own.
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JodieDuBois | 2 andra recensioner | Jul 27, 2023 |
This book needs to win something at the YMA Awards at ALA Midwinter. Holy cow. I sent it to my midwife friend. It's a beautiful homage to midwifery.

Told in poetry form, it follows African American midwives from slavery to now. It's the author's tribute to the woman who "caught" her.

The illustrations were not my favorite. I think I will need to do a reread so I can capture the story they are trying to tell. However, the words are what I love most. It's raw in its storytelling. It is lovely at the same time.… (mer)
msgabbythelibrarian | Jun 11, 2023 |
Koya Delaney hides behind her smile and cannot express her feelings--until she is caught in the middle when a fight erupts between her sister and her best friend just before her pop star cousin comes to town to do a concert.
wichitafriendsschool | 3 andra recensioner | Feb 4, 2023 |



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