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Cross Keys Press releases a fifth book by poet, author, and educator, Latorial Faison, 28 Days of Poetry Celebrating Black History, Volume 3. This collection of poems takes a historical look at the history of Africans in America. The author explores, through poetry, the rich history of African Americans from slavery to the present time focusing on the ills of slavery, the ins and outs of Jim Crow, and icons in African American history who are symbols of both struggle and triumph. The author writes in various forms and uses both rhyme and free verse in a way that is both teaching and telling. Poems for young readers are included in this book, but those interested in taking a close look at the history of African Americans, no matter what their age, will find this collection dead on in its reflections, recollections, and elections about this history. Teachers, parents, and poetry lovers will appreciate this book. Each poem yields a topic of discussion that will bring the study of Black History full circle. If you're wondering where to start or what to begin with as you study and research Black History, this is it.


REVIEW

Faison, the author, poetically answers the question, "What is Black History?" In addition, with rhythmic lines and prolifically crafted verse, she pays homage and tribute to individuals and icons from slavery, the Jim Crow Era, the Civil Rights Movement, and even most popular phenomena of today. Poems from this collection teach about slave masters, slave auctions and sales, the fight for voting rights, and individuals like Ruby Bridges, President Barack Obama, and music legends, Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston. The author goes further and makes indictments on the African American community in the present day with poems like "I Could Scream a Negro Spiritual," "A Dark Soliloquy," and "The New Slavery." But Faison shows the utmost respect to those who paved the way in poetic renditions "What I Owe You," "Fields of Praise," and "O Great Ancestor." Faison honors and exhibits the beauty of African American traditions with poems like "Soul Food" and "Old Time Religion." Readers will get a profound and poetic look into the reality that was and is African Americans; this book reveals the evolution of a people whose history is the backdrop and foundation of America. Read it, and become the wiser on Black History. With the poem "Legacy," the author calls on readers, particularly African Americans, to embrace and continue the legacy of honor and achievement that is African Americans in America. This book is recommended for all individuals, schools, colleges, universities, book discussions, and historical reading.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Latorial Faison is an educator, poet, and author of five books: Secrets of My Soul, Immaculate Perceptions, and three collections celebrating history, 28 Days of Poetry Celebrating Black History, Volumes 1-3. Faison explores various issues in her writing by poetically and prolifically speaking from her experience and witness. You will find a great read in her work. She speaks from various points of view to culminate in a touching, yet revealing experience for readers.


PRODUCT DETAILS

Publication Date: March 24, 2012
Perfect Paperback: 68 pages
Publisher: Cross Keys Press
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1495277267
ISBN-13: 978-1495277269


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