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Celebrate America : in poetry and art : paintings, sculpture, drawings, photographs, and other works of art from the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Format: Print Book 1994
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
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Jefferson Hills Public Library Juv Nonfiction J 811.008 CEL
Location  Jefferson Hills Public Library
Collection  Juv Nonfiction
Call Number  J 811.008 CEL
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Non-Fiction j 811.08 Pan
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction
Call Number  j 811.08 Pan
Western Allegheny Community Library Juvenile Non-Fiction J 811.008 PAN
Location  Western Allegheny Community Library
Collection  Juvenile Non-Fiction
Call Number  J 811.008 PAN
A collection of American poetry that celebrates over 200 years of American life and history as illustrated by fine art from the collection of the National Museum of American Art.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 4-7. Purists may dislike illustrated poetry books, but even those taking a firm stance might be swayed by this thoughtfully conceived volume with paintings, sculpture, drawings, and photographs from the National Museum of American Art at the Smithsonian. With diversity as her cornerstone, editor Panzer has divided the book into five sections: the country's landscape, its melting pot makeup, city and rural life, American history, and American pastimes. There's a terrific cross-section of writers and illustrators--Maya Angelou, Robert Frost, Winslow Homer, Thomas Hart Benton--and there is special pleasure in the pairings. Antler's poem "Raising My Hand" ("How often I knew the answer / And the teacher (knowing I knew) / Called on others I knew") gets an extra dimension when it is illustrated by Allan Roahn Crite's painting School's Out, in which schoolgirls, mostly African American, walk, skip, argue, and run past their traditional red brick school. How many girls, both white and of color, have had the feeling of their waving hands being invisible in the classroom? May Swenson's "Analysis of Baseball" ("Ball hates / to take bat's / bait. Ball flirts, bat's late") is fun to read on its own, but there's also lots to see in Morris Kantor's eye-catching painting Baseball at Night. Poetry weaves its web through images, but even with pictures nearby, those images, that crystalline use of language, remain. The art has its own role. Pictures can bring children to the poetry, give a face to it, or be a parallel focus. Combined, the art and words are exhilaratingly more than the sum of their parts. (Reviewed November 15, 1994)1562826646Ilene Cooper"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Diverse artwork from the Smithsonian's National Museum of American Art accompanies the work of such American poets as Emily Dickinson and Langston Hughes. Ages 10-up. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects American poetry.
United States -- In art.
United States -- Poetry.
Publisher New York :Hyperion Books for Children,1994
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Panzer, Nora.
National Museum of American Art (U.S.)
Language English
Notes "Published in association with the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution."
Includes index.
Description 96 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
ISBN 1562826646 (trade) :
1562826654 (library) :
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