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Bryan, Ashley

Overview
Works: 198 works in 493 publications in 3 languages and 44,173 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Picture books  Poetry  History  Folklore  Fiction  Speeches  Historical poetry  Illustrated works  Spirituals (Songs) 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Narrator, Performer, Author of introduction, Compiler, Costume designer, Other, Editor, 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 2,397 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 2,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrated versions of three well-known hymns
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 Undetermined and held by 1,880 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
I have a dream by Martin Luther King( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrates the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, jr., as they were presented in his "I Have a Dream" speech on August 28, 1963
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 1,739 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 1,708 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 1,472 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 1,288 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 )

8 editions published between 1967 and 2000 in English and held by 1,198 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 )

6 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 1,067 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 1,055 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five illustrated spirituals about the first Christmas morning
Turtle knows your name by Ashley Bryan( Book )

4 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and held by 1,004 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 Cecil Frances Alexander( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 929 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 926 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
The night has ears : African proverbs( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 896 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 887 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 )

15 editions published between 1986 and 1996 in English and French and held by 881 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 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories, recipes, and activities introduce the holiday of Kwanzaa and the ways in which it is celebrated
Sail away : poems by Langston Hughes( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 854 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 story of the three kingdoms by Walter Dean Myers( Book )

5 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 762 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
 
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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 spiritualsI have a dreamBeat 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 spirituals