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An Anthology of African American Poetry for Young People

An Anthology of African American Poetry for Young People

Arna Bontemps’s readings of poems by Sterling Brown, Langston Hughes, and Claude McKay highlight this compilation. Chosen for their ability to engage and entertain children, the selections are drawn from Bontemps’s well-known book, Golden Slippers (Harpers). "These are kind and gentle poems." —AudioFile

Track Listing

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Paul Lawrence Dunbar: Dawn Arna Bontemps 0:27
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Langston Hughes: Youth Arna Bontemps 0:20
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Did You Feed My Cow? Arna Bontemps 1:05
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Bed Bug Arna Bontemps 0:40
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Precious Things Arna Bontemps 0:25
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I'm a Round Town Gent / Take Yo' Time Miss Lucy Arna Bontemps 0:27
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Beatrice M. Murphy: Signs Arna Bontemps 0:23
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Waring Cuney: No Images Arna Bontemps 0:35
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Langston Hughes: Florida Road Workers Arna Bontemps 0:46
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Waring Cuney: Troubled Jesus Arna Bontemps 0:25
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Langston Hughes: Ma Lord Arna Bontemps 0:51
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Countee Cullen: For My Grandmother Arna Bontemps 0:22
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Arna Bontemps: Miracles Arna Bontemps 0:46
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Claude McKay: Spring in New Hampshire Arna Bontemps 0:49
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Claude McKay: Home Thoughts Arna Bontemps 1:03
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Countee Cullen: Brown Boy and Girl Under the Mistletoe Arna Bontemps 0:35
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Wesley Curtright: Heart of the Woods Arna Bontemps 0:29
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Frank Horne: To James Arna Bontemps 1:25
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Arna Bontemps: Dark Girl Arna Bontemps 0:38
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Langston Hughes: In the Time of Silver Rain Arna Bontemps 0:32
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Countee Cullen: Red Arna Bontemps 0:32
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Josephine Copeland: New Orleans: Zulu King (at Mardi Gras) Arna Bontemps 1:07
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Claude McKay: Tropics in New York Arna Bontemps 0:58
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Langston Hughes: Trip: San Francisco Arna Bontemps 0:30
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Fenton Johnson: Rulers, Philadelphia Arna Bontemps 0:52
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Langston Hughes: Heaven: The City Called Heaven Arna Bontemps 0:29
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Claude McKay: The Spanish Needle Arna Bontemps 1:17
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Langston Hughes: The Snail Arna Bontemps 0:19
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Countee Cullen: The Unknown Color Arna Bontemps 0:27
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Claude McKay: North and South Arna Bontemps 1:16
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Sterling Brown: Sister Lou Arna Bontemps 1:56
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Fenton Johnson: Aunt Jane Allen Arna Bontemps 0:50
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Fenton Johnson: The Banjo Player Arna Bontemps 0:49
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Langston Hughes: Alabama Earth (at Booker Washington's grave) Arna Bontemps 0:54
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Countee Cullen: For a Lady I Know Arna Bontemps 0:19
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Sterling Brown: After Winter Arna Bontemps 1:26
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Langston Hughes: Winter Sweetness Arna Bontemps 0:19
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George Douglas Johnson: My Little Dreams Arna Bontemps 0:31
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Countee Cullen: For a Poet Arna Bontemps 0:37
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Langston Hughes: Dreams Arna Bontemps 0:28
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Arna Bontemps: Day Breakers Arna Bontemps 0:28
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