Most widely held works about Nikki Giovanni
Most widely held works by Nikki Giovanni
Rosa by Nikki Giovanni ( Book )
13 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 3,267 libraries worldwide
The story of Rosa Parks and her courageous act of defiance. Provides the story of the young black woman who refused to give up her seat to a white passenger in Alabama, setting in motion all the events of the Civil Rights Movements that resulted in the end of the segregated south, gave equality to blacks throughout the nation, and forever changed the country in which we all live today. She had not sought this moment but she was ready for it. When the policeman bent down to ask "Auntie, are you going to move?" all the strength of all the people through all those many years joined in her. She said, "No." An inspiring account of an event that shaped American history. Fifty years after her refusal to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama, city bus, Mrs. Rosa Parks is still one of the most important figures in the American civil rights movement. This picture-book tribute to Mrs. Parks is a celebration of her courageous action and the events that followed. Award-winning poet, writer, and activist Nikki Giovanni's evocative text combines with Bryan Collier's striking cut-paper images to retell the story of this historic event from a wholly unique and original perspective.
My house; poems by Nikki Giovanni ( Book )
11 editions published between 1972 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,732 libraries worldwide
This book marked a new dimension in tone and philosophy-personal and autobiographical rather than political; it is also lively, loving, witty, and occasionally tough-minded.
The collected poetry of Nikki Giovanni, 1968-1998 by Nikki Giovanni ( Book )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 1,719 libraries worldwide
For the first time ever, the complete poetry collection spanning three decades from Nikki Giovanni, renowned poet and one of America's national treasures. When her poems first emerged during the Black Arts Movement, in the 1960s, Nikki Giovanni immediately took her place among the most celebrated, controversial and influential poets of the era. Now, more than thirty years later, Giovanni still stands as one of the most commanding, luminous voices to grace America's political and poetic landscape.
Racism 101 by Nikki Giovanni ( Book )
12 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,675 libraries worldwide
In Racism 101, Nikki Giovanni indicts higher education for the inequities it perpetuates, contemplates the legacy of the 1960s, provides a survival guide for black students on predominantly white campuses (complete with razor-sharp comebacks to the dumb questions constantly asked of black students), and excoriates Spike Lee while offering her own ideas for a film about Malcolm X. And that is just for starters. She also writes about W.E.B. Du Bois, gardening, Toni.
Gemini: an extended autobiographical statement on my first twenty-five years of being a Black poet by Nikki Giovanni ( Book )
41 editions published between 1971 and 1987 in English and held by 1,602 libraries worldwide
The women and the men by Nikki Giovanni ( Book )
10 editions published between 1975 and 2009 in English and held by 1,501 libraries worldwide
Forty-two poems written between 1970 to 1975.
The selected poems of Nikki Giovanni by Nikki Giovanni ( Book )
4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,500 libraries worldwide
In Poem for Black Boys, she writes: "Where are your heroes, my little Black ones / You are the Indian you so disdainfully shoot / Not the big bad sheriff on his faggoty white horse / You should play run-away-slave or Mau-Mau / These are more in line with your history." By the author of Cotton Candy on a Rainy Day.
Cotton candy on a rainy day : poems by Nikki Giovanni ( Book )
16 editions published between 1978 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,420 libraries worldwide
Giovanni's most introspective and personal collection of poems to date.
Spin a soft Black song : poems for children by Nikki Giovanni ( Book )
8 editions published between 1971 and 1987 in English and held by 1,418 libraries worldwide
A poetry collection which recounts the feelings of Black children about their neighborhoods, American society, and themselves.
Sacred cows-- and other edibles by Nikki Giovanni ( Book )
6 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 1,383 libraries worldwide
"Autobiographical essays and articles."
Quilting the black-eyed pea : poems and not quite poems by Nikki Giovanni ( Book )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 1,366 libraries worldwide
A collection of 50 new poems, sketches, and meditations charts new territory, including popular culture and life in America, the poet's own battle with illness, relationships between mothers and their children, legendary historical figures, the South, the recent terrorist attacks, and Giovanni's own childhood. When Nikki Giovanni's poems first emerged during the Civil Rights and Black Arts Movements of the 1960s, she immediately took a place among the most celebrated and influential poets of the era. Now, Giovanni continues to stand as one of the most commanding, luminous voices to grace America's political and poetic landscape. When Nikki Giovanni's poems first emerged during the Civil Rights and Black Arts Movements of the 1960s, she immediately took a place among the most celebrated and influential poets of the era. Now, Giovanni continues to stand as one of the most commanding, luminous voices to grace America's political and poetic landscape. In a career spanning over thirty years, Giovanni has created a body of work that's become vital and essential to our American consciousness. This collection of new poems is a masterpiece that explores the ecstatic union between self and community. Quilting the Black-Eyed Pea is an extraordinarily intimate collection. Each poem bears our revered cultural icon's trademark of the unfalteringly political and the intensely personal: The elegant "What We Miss" exalts the might and grace of women, while "Swinging on a Rainbow" rejoices about the spaces in which we read. Giovanni commemorates Africa and her family legacy in the majestic "Symphony of the Sphinx" and contemplates our America in the heartbreaking "Desperate Acts" and "9:11:01 He Blew It." And in the dreamy "Making James Baldwin" and dazzling "Quilting the Black-Eyed Pea," Giovanni gives us reason to comfort, to share, to love, to change and to be human. Quilting the Black-Eyed Pea is Nikki Giovanni's meditation on humanity and soul. It's her revelatory gaze at the world in which we live -- and her confession on the world she dreams we will one day call home. Nikki Giovanni is a national treasure as she once again confirms her place as one of America's most powerful truth tellers and beloved daughters.
Love poems by Nikki Giovanni ( Book )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,297 libraries worldwide
In a career that has spanned more than a quarter century, Nikki Giovanni has earned the reputation as one of America's most celebrated and controversial writers. Now, she presents a stunning collection of love poems that includes more than twenty new works. From the revolutionary Seduction to the tender new poem, Just a Simple Declaration of Love, from the whimsical I Wrote a Good Omelet to the elegiac All Eyez on U, written for Tupac Shakur, these poems embody the fearless passion and spirited wit for which Nikki Giovanni is beloved and revered. Romantic, bold, and erotic, Love Poems expresses notions of love in ways that are delightfully unexpected. Articulating in sensuous verse what we know only instinctively, Nikki Giovanni once again confirms her place as one of our nation's most distinguished poets and powerful truth-tellers. In a career that has spanned more than a quarter century, starting with her explosive early years in the Black Rights Movement, Nikki Giovanni has earned a reputation as one of America's most celebrated and controversial writers. Her mind-speaking work has made her a universal favorite and a number-one best-seller. The love poems-the revolutionary Seduction, the whimsical I Wrote a Good Omelet, and the tender My House to name just a few-are among the most beloved of all Nikki Giovanni's works. Now, Love Poems brings together these and other favorites with over twenty new poems. Romantic, bold, and erotic, Love Poems will once again confirm Nikki Giovanni's place among the country's most renowned poets and truth tellers.
Blues : for all the changes : new poems by Nikki Giovanni ( Book )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 1,207 libraries worldwide
A collection of fifty-two poems by African-American poet Nikki Giovanni.
Ego-tripping and other poems for young people by Nikki Giovanni ( Book )
14 editions published between 1973 and 1994 in English and held by 1,200 libraries worldwide
A group of poems which have relevance and appeal for young readers.
Those who ride the night winds by Nikki Giovanni ( Book )
8 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,194 libraries worldwide
Presents a selection of poetry dedicated to individuals who were unafraid of trying to make changes or of going against the tide, with poems about friends, lovers, mother,the poet herself, and notable personalities.
Acolytes by Nikki Giovanni ( Book )
15 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,164 libraries worldwide
Collection of 80 new poems and prose pieces including some about slavery, Rosa Parks, Hurricane Katrina, Emmett Till, Nina Simone, Dorothy Height, Mari Evans, Gwendolyn Brooks, June Jordan, Richard Fewell, the Ishley Brothers, Jackie Robinson, librarians, and libraries.
Black feeling, Black talk, Black judgement by Nikki Giovanni ( Book )
9 editions published between 1970 and 1979 in English and held by 1,161 libraries worldwide
"The seminal volume of Nikki Giovanni's body of work."--Cover.
Bicycles : love poems by Nikki Giovanni ( Book )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,050 libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: In a career that has earned her accolades, honorary degrees, and awards from both fellow poets and everyday poetry lovers, Nikki Giovanni has established herself as a writer who can entertain and challenge, inform and inspire. Sometimes controversial, sometimes ethereal, but always beautiful, her poems move readers of all hues and generations. With Bicycles, she's collected poems that serve as a companion to her 1997 Love Poems. An instant classic, that book-romantic, bold, and erotic-expressed notions of love in ways that were delightful unexpected. In the years that followed, Giovanni experienced losses both public and private. A mother's passing, a sister's, too. A massacre on the campus at which she teaches. And just when it seemed life was spinning out of control, Giovanni rediscovered love-what she calls the antidote. Here romantic love-and all its manifestations, the physical touch, the emotional pull, the hungry heart-is distilled as never before by one of our most talented poets.
Hip hop speaks to children : a celebration of poetry with a beat ( Book )
7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,029 libraries worldwide
More than 50 poems and an accompanying CD introduce poetry with a beat.
A poetic equation: conversations between Nikki Giovanni and Margaret Walker by Nikki Giovanni ( Book )
17 editions published between 1974 and 1983 in English and held by 985 libraries worldwide
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