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Bryan, Ashley

Overview
Works: 227 works in 547 publications in 3 languages and 43,202 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Poetry  Folklore  Picture books  History  Fiction  Spirituals (Songs)  Biography  Autobiographies  Essays 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Narrator, Performer, Author of introduction, Costume designer, Editor, Compiler, Other, Creator, Translator
Classifications: PZ8.1.B838, E
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Most widely held works by Ashley Bryan
Beautiful blackbird by Ashley Bryan( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a story of the Ila people, the colorful birds of Africa ask Blackbird, whom they think is the most beautiful of birds, to decorate them with some of his ¿7Fblackening brew."
Freedom over me : eleven slaves, their lives and dreams brought to life by Ashley Bryan( Book )

7 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 2,079 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imagine being looked up and down and being valued as less than chair. Less than an ox. Less than a dress. Maybe about the same as ... a lantern. You, an object. An object to sell. Ashley Bryan goes to the heart of how a slave is given a monetary value by the slave owner, tempering this with the one thing that CAN'T be bought or sold -- dreams. Inspired by the actual will of a plantation owner that lists the worth of each and every one of his "workers", Bryan has created collages around that document, and others like it. Through paintings and poetry he imagines and interprets each person's life on the plantation, as well as the life their owner knew nothing about -- their dreams and pride in knowing that they were worth far more than an Overseer or Madam ever would guess
Let it shine : three favorite spirituals by Ashley Bryan( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 2,043 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrated versions of three well-known hymns. Includes musical notation
Courage has no color : the true story of the Triple Nickles : America's first Black paratroopers by Tanya Lee Stone( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the role of African-Americans in the military through the history of the Triple Nickles, America's first black paratroopers, who fought against attacks perpetrated on the American West by the Japanese during World War II
Beat the story-drum, pum-pum by Ashley Bryan( Book )

14 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and held by 1,685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five traditional Nigerian folktales retold by Ashley Bryan
Ashley Bryan's ABC of African-American poetry by Ashley Bryan( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 1,476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each letter of the alphabet is represented by a line from a poem by different African American poets, describing an aspect of the black experience
All night, all day : a child's first book of African-American spirituals by Ashley Bryan( )

5 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and held by 1,253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of twenty spirituals, that distinctive music from the time of slavery. Includes piano accompaniment and guitar chords
What a wonderful world by George Weiss( Book )

10 editions published between 1967 and 2000 in English and held by 1,180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children put on a puppet show using the words to the song "What a wonderful world," made famous by Louis Armstrong
The story of lightning & thunder by Ashley Bryan( Book )

7 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 1,045 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this retelling of a West African tale, Ma Sheep Thunder and her impetuous son Ram Lightning are forced to leave their home on Earth because of the trouble Ram causes"
What a morning! : the Christmas story in Black spirituals( )

9 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in English and held by 1,018 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five illustrated spirituals dealing with the birth of Christ on the first Christmas morning. Includes printed music for voice and piano
Turtle knows your name by Ashley Bryan( Book )

4 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and held by 995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A small boy with a very long name is challenged by his grandmother to find out her real name
The cat's purr by Ashley Bryan( Book )

8 editions published between 1985 and 1993 in English and Afrikaans and held by 909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cat and Rat are friends, but when Rat tricks Cat into letting him play the cat drum, which only cats may play, Cat protects his drum in the only way he can, by swallowing it, and that is how he got his purr
Jump back, honey : the poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar by Paul Laurence Dunbar( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated collection of poems by Paul Laurence Dunbar, including "A Boy's Summer Song," "The Sparrow," and "Little Brown Baby."
Sail away : poems by Langston Hughes( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A celebration of mermaids, wildernesses of waves, and the creatures of the deep through poems by Langston Hughes and cut-paper collage illustrations by multiple Coretta Scott King Award-winner Ashley Bryan
The night has ears : African proverbs( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of twenty-six proverbs, some serious and some humorous, from a variety of African tribes
Lion and the ostrich chicks, and other African folk tales by Ashley Bryan( Book )

13 editions published between 1986 and 1996 in English and French and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes four traditional tales told by the Hausa, Angolan, Masai, and Bushmen people of Africa
It's Kwanzaa time! by Linda Goss( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories, recipes, and activities introduce the holiday of Kwanzaa and the ways in which it is celebrated
We rise, we resist, we raise our voices by Wade Hudson( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What do we tell our children when the world seems bleak, and prejudice and racism run rampant? With 96 lavishly designed pages of original art, poetry, and prose, fifty diverse creators lend voice and comfort to young activists
I am loved : poems by Nikki Giovanni( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hand-selected by Newbery honoree Ashley Bryan, he has, with his masterful flourish of color, shape, and movement, added a visual layering that drums the most important message of all to young, old, parent, child, grandparent, and friend alike: You are loved. You are loved. You are loved. As a bonus, one page is mirrored, so children reading the book can see exactly who is loved--themselves!
I know a man ... Ashley Bryan( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A story about a beloved 93-year-old artist who skips and jumps in his heart like a child, yet is a spiritually deep creative genius and poet/illustrator of more than 50 award-winning children's books, maker of magical puppets and sea glass windows from found objects inspired by his African heritage. Ashley lives on the remote Cranberry Islands, Maine and has been using art his entire life to celebrate joy, mediate the darkness of war and racism, explore the mysteries of faith, and create loving community. His life story and the art he makes from this wellspring of experience is an inspiration to people of all ages. Ashley is a winner of the New York Public Library Literary Lions and the Coretta Scott King Book Award among many others"--Container
 
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Let it shine : three favorite spiritualsBeat the story-drum, pum-pumAshley Bryan's ABC of African-American poetryAll night, all day : a child's first book of African-American spiritualsWhat a wonderful worldThe story of lightning & thunderWhat a morning! : the Christmas story in Black spiritualsTurtle knows your name
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Ashley Bryan

Ashley Bryan American children's writer and illustrator

Ashley Bryan Amerikaans schrijver

Bryan, Ashley F.

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