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Ellington Was Not a Street

Ellington Was Not a Street( )
Author: Shange, Ntozake
Illustrator: Nelson, Kadir
ISBN:978-0-689-82884-3
Publication Date:Feb 2004
Publisher:Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Imprint:Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $29.99
Book Description:

In a reflective tribute to the African-American community of old, noted poet Ntozake Shange recalls her childhood home and the close-knit group of innovators that often gathered there. These men of vision, brought to life in the majestic paintings of artist Kadir Nelson, lived at a time when the color of their skin dictated where they could live, what schools they could attend, and even where they could sit on a bus or in a movie theater. Yet in the face of this tremendous...
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Book Details
Pages:40
Detailed Subjects: Juvenile Nonfiction / Poetry / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):22.86 x 30.48 x 1.016 cm
Book Weight:0.505 Kilograms
Author Biography
Shange, Ntozake (Author)
Ntozake Shange was born Paulette Linda Williams in Trenton, New Jersey on October 18, 1948. She received a bachelor's degree from Barnard College in 1970 and a master's degree in American studies from the University of Southern California in 1973. She adopted her African name while in graduate school.

She wrote 15 plays, 19 collections of poetry, six novels, five children's books, and three essay collections. Her choreopoem, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf, opened on Broadway in 1976 and received an Obie Award. She also received an Obie in 1981 for her adaptation of Bertold Brecht's Mother Courage and Her Children. Her trilogy, Three Pieces, won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Poetry in 1981. She died on October 27, 2018 at the age of 70.

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