{book} a legacy, a man, a company of men, and Ntozake Shange

Day Twenty-Nine: Ellington Was Not a Street Written by Ntozake Shange Illustrated by Kadir Nelson Simon & Schuster for Young Readers [text: 1983] 2004 The narrative of Ellington Was Not a Street comes from Ntozake Shange’s poem “Mood Indigo” (from A Daughter’s Geography, 1983). The poem, excerpted for the picture book, is a reflection of and tribute toContinue reading “{book} a legacy, a man, a company of men, and Ntozake Shange”

reposting loveliness

Hurray! A guest post! My friend Leah posted a really lovely review of Tyler Perry’s film For Colored Girls (2010) and I asked if I could (re)post it here. She very generously said that I could. Left is a pic I ‘borrowed’ from her facebook page, and this was ‘borrowed’ from her blog intro: [IContinue reading “reposting loveliness”