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Author: Nikki Giovanni
Publisher: New York : William Morrow, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Literary collections
Poetry
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Giovanni, Nikki.
Acolytes.
New York : William Morrow, c2007
(OCoLC)608025121
Named Person: Nikki Giovanni
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nikki Giovanni
ISBN: 0061231312 9780061231315
OCLC Number: 70259094
Description: xi, 131 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: How you gonna save 'em? 1st stanza. We gather --
Spirit rising --
A prayer for Nina --
Howl (for Nina Simone) --
Sing me home --
The Rosa Parks --
The seamstress of Montgomery --
The death of innocence --
We go on --
The storyteller's silence --
Underground railroad --
Harlem stomp --
Creative writing, poetry --
Saturday days --
Quilts --
On a rainy autumn day --
I am now my own grandmother --
Criaskew's family --
Paint me like I am --
The change of life --
I am in Mexico --
I am Mighty Mouse --
Today : for Mari Evans --
After the drowning --
How you gonna save 'em? 2nd stanza. Tennessean by birth --
I am in the water --
My grandmother --
Remembering Gwen --
Rap-blues' child --
A song for June Jordan --
Missing June Jordan --
For the lyric theatre --
Doors and keys --
For Marion on her 90th birthday --
Brave man dancing --
The antidote --
A daughter comes home --
Brother brother brother --
Jackie Robinson is dead --
For Cleveland "Pepi" Parker 3rd --
Diamonds in the rough --
Haiku --
Don't hold me back --
The first dream --
Letter to the editor --
The old ladies give a party --
Hotel rooms --
The most wonderful soup in the world --
My first memory (of librarians) --
A poem for my librarian, Mrs. Long --
It's spring --
How you gonna save 'em? 3rd stanza. Raid this joint --
I'm an American --
Blues for love --
Indulge --
Serious poems --
A higher level of poetry --
American conversation --
The yellow jacket --
Ten for Toni --
Drinking snowflakes --
When rainbows laugh --
A promise of spring --
We write --
Masks --
The best ever midnight snack --
Plenty of horn --
The leaves --
Sanity (to be continued) --
Good for us --
First date --
Home --
A library --
For summer --
Your pillow --
I don't want to love --
I am your allergy.
Responsibility: Nikki Giovanni.

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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.

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