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Bryan, Ashley

Overview
Works: 186 works in 412 publications in 3 languages and 39,706 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Poetry  Folklore  Fiction  History  Picture books  Biography  Legends  Musical settings  Music 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Narrator, Performer, Author of introduction, Compiler, Costume designer, Editor, Other
Classifications: PZ8.1.B838, E
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ashley Bryan
Beautiful blackbird by Ashley Bryan( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English 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."
Let it shine : three favorite spirituals by Ashley Bryan( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 2,078 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrated versions of three well-known hymns. Includes musical notation
Beat the story-drum, pum-pum by Ashley Bryan( Book )

11 editions published between 1980 and 1995 in English and held by 1,731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 1,468 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. Why an alphabet book of African American poets? Simply as a way of presenting the work of many poets, poets who write for adults as well as children, in a form that both children and adults can enjoy. Though this is not an alphabet book in the traditional sense, it is an A to Z look at twenty-five poems and one African American spiritual selected by Ashley Bryan from a wide range of African American poets. His selections are, for the most part, not complete poems, but fragments -- samples that are complete in their own way, and that inspired him to create pictures that capture the essence of the poetry in another form. his marvelous paintings, in tempera and gouache, are his salute to the twenty-five poets whose works are included. Well known for his story-telling, his picture books, his own poetry, and for his lectures on African American poetry, Ashley Bryan here gives readers of all ages a chance to share the joy he has experienced in the work of some of the poets he especially enjoys
What a wonderful world by George Weiss( Book )

5 editions published between 1967 and 2000 in English and held by 1,212 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
All night, all day : a child's first book of African-American spirituals( )

2 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and held by 1,185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of twenty spirituals, that distinctive music from the time of slavery. Includes piano accompaniment and guitar chords
The story of lightning & thunder by Ashley Bryan( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 1,101 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 1,083 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five illustrated spirituals dealing with the birth of Christ on the first Christmas morning
Turtle knows your name by Ashley Bryan( Book )

4 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and held by 1,043 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 )

7 editions published between 1985 and 1993 in English and Afrikaans and held by 963 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
All things bright and beautiful by Cecil Frances Alexander( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated version of the well-known hymn, which describes the marvels of God's creation
The night has ears : African proverbs( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 922 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 911 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."
Lion and the ostrich chicks, and other African folk tales by Ashley Bryan( Book )

9 editions published between 1986 and 1996 in English and held by 892 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 )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories, recipes, and activities introduce the holiday of Kwanzaa and the ways in which it is celebrated
The story of the three kingdoms by Walter Dean Myers( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long ago, Elephant ruled the forest, Shark ruled the sea, and Hawk ruled the sky, until the People discovered a unique power that enabled them to dominate the other creatures
Sail away : poems by Langston Hughes( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 783 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 ox of the wonderful horns, and other African folktales by Ashley Bryan( Book )

12 editions published between 1971 and 1995 in English and French and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These tales are full of the life and spirit of Africa, but are fun to read and enjoy anywhere
Carol of the brown king : nativity poems by Langston Hughes( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five poems by Langston Hughes and one anonymous one translated from the Spanish present the story of the first Christmas from different perspectives
 
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Alternative Names
Ashley Bryan

Ashley Bryan American children's writer and illustrator

Ashley Bryan Amerikaans schrijver

Bryan, Ashley F.

Bryan Ashley F. 1923-....

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Let it shine : three favorite spiritualsBeat the story-drum, pum-pumAshley Bryan's ABC of African-American poetryWhat a wonderful worldAll night, all day : a child's first book of African-American spiritualsThe story of lightning & thunderWhat a morning! : the Christmas story in Black spiritualsTurtle knows your name