Sing the Sun Up: Creative Writing Ideas from African American Literature

Edited by Lorenzo Thomas 200 pp.

Grades: all ages
$16.95 paperback

In Sing the Sun Up, 20 writers present new and exciting ways to motivate students to write imaginatively, inspired by African American poetry, prose, and drama. Teachers of English literature, creative writing, and Black studies will find this book to be an invaluable source for writing ideas and lessons. Among the authors discussed are James Baldwin, Gwendolyn Brooks, Countee Cullen, Rita Dove, Zora Neale Hurston, and Jean Toomer.
“An excellent resource…well written, instructive, and enjoyable, every essay is a gem in itself.”—Voice of Youth Advocates

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ISBN 0-915924-54-4