Posts Tagged ‘african american poetry’
Black History Month begins in a few days. There is so much wonderful poetry out there celebrating African American culture. I have listed a number of our books full of poetry.
Check one out today!
Here is one of my favorite children’s poems by Nikki Giovanni.
The Reason I Like Chocolate
By Nikki Giovanni
The reason I like chocolate
is I can lick my fingers
and nobody tells me I’m not polite
I especially like scary movies
’cause I can snuggle with Mommy
or my big sister and they don’t laugh
I like to cry sometimes ’cause
everybody says “what’s the matter
and I like books
for all those reasons
but mostly ’cause they just make me
and I really like
to be happy
From the book:
Hip Hop Speaks to Children: a celbration of poetry with a beat. Edited by Nikki Giovanni. Illustrated by Kristen Balouch, Michele Noiset, Jeremy Tugeau, Alicia Vergel de Dios, and Damian Ward. Sourcebooks, Inc. 2008.