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Bryan, Ashley

Overview
Works: 228 works in 591 publications in 3 languages and 44,308 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Poetry  Picture books  Folklore  Spirituals (Songs)  Fiction  Historical fiction  Hymns  History  Alphabet rhymes 
Subject Headings: Authors, American 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Editor, Narrator, Author of introduction, Other, Costume designer, Compiler, Translator, Performer, Creator
Classifications: PZ8.1.B838, E
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ashley Bryan
Beautiful blackbird by Ashley Bryan( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2011 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 "blackening brew."
Freedom over me : eleven slaves, their lives and dreams brought to life by Ashley Bryan( Book )

8 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 2,130 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 2,019 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 1,697 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 )

17 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and held by 1,667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 1,471 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 1,241 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 )

11 editions published between 1967 and 2000 in English and held by 1,168 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
We rise, we resist, we raise our voices by Wade Hudson( Book )

3 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 1,042 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
The story of lightning & thunder by Ashley Bryan( Book )

8 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 1,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this retelling of a West African tale, Ma Sheep Thunder adn 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 992 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 )

5 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and held by 973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A small boy with a very long name is challenged by his grandmother to find out her real name
All things bright and beautiful by Ashley Bryan( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated version of the well-known hymn, which describes the marvels of God's creation
The cat's purr by Ashley Bryan( Book )

8 editions published between 1985 and 1993 in English and Afrikaans and held by 886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cat and Rat are friends, but when Rat tricks Cat and plays the cat drum, which only cats may play, Cat ends up swallowing the drum, and that is how he got his purr
Sail away : poems by Langston Hughes( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 867 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
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 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes four traditional tales told by the Hausa, Angolan, Masai, and Bushmen people of Africa
The night has ears : African proverbs( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of twenty-six proverbs, some serious and some humorous, from a variety of African tribes
Jump back, honey : the poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar by Paul Laurence Dunbar( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 846 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."
I am loved : poems by Nikki Giovanni( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 808 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 impartant 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!
It's Kwanzaa time! by Linda Goss( Book )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories, recipes, and activities introduce the holiday of Kwanzaa and the ways in which it is celebrated
 
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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
Alternative Names
Ashley Bryan

Ashley Bryan American children's writer and illustrator

Ashley Bryan Amerikaans schrijver

Bryan, Ashley F.

Bryan Ashley F. 1923-....

أشلي بريان

اشلی برایان

브라이언, 애슐리 1923-

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