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knoxville, Tennessee Nikki Giovanni

knoxville, Tennessee

Nikki Giovanni

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Giovannis brief poem about summertime in the rural South makes for a sunny picture book. An African American girl moves like a gentle breeze through Johnsons lush and warmly lit oil paintings as she describes and partakes of such seasonal fare asMoreGiovannis brief poem about summertime in the rural South makes for a sunny picture book. An African American girl moves like a gentle breeze through Johnsons lush and warmly lit oil paintings as she describes and partakes of such seasonal fare as fresh sweet corn, homemade ice cream and ``lots of barbecue and buttermilk. The very short text here forces a reliance on mood and tone, with great success. The renowned poets vivid writing features a graceful use of universal images and emotions that may stir the readers memories. Johnsons artwork extends Giovannis words, depicting verdant fields in crisp contrast to white houses and dresses. A church picnic never looked so tasty. All ages.