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Bryan, Ashley

Overview
Works: 196 works in 481 publications in 3 languages and 43,166 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Picture books  History  Poetry  Folklore  Fiction  Speeches  Historical poetry  Illustrated works  Hymns 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Narrator, Performer, Author of introduction, Costume designer, Compiler, Translator, Other, Editor
Classifications: PZ8.1.B838, E
Publication Timeline
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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 2,398 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."
I have a dream by Martin Luther King( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,859 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
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 Undetermined and held by 1,780 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
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 1,729 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 1,723 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 1,473 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 1,298 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 )

6 editions published between 1967 and 2000 in English and held by 1,205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lyrics of this song made famous by Louis Armstrong, expresses to children the beauty and the harmony in the world around them. Here is a book of brightness, wonder, and hope to be shared by all
The story of lightning & thunder by Ashley Bryan( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 1,072 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 1,059 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 1,021 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 937 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 935 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
The night has ears : African proverbs( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 898 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 886 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 )

13 editions published between 1986 and 1996 in English and French and held by 885 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 866 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 770 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
Ashley Bryan's Puppets : making something from everything by Ashley Bryan( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Little Cranberry Island. It s a small island, with fewer than a hundred inhabitants, but it s got more than its share of treasures including the magnificent Ashley Bryan himself, a world-renowned storyteller and author of such classics as All Night, All Day and Beautiful Blackbird. Daily, for decades, Ashley has walked up and down the beach, stopping to pick up sea glass, weathered bones, a tangle of fishing net, an empty bottle, a doorknob. Treasure. And then, with glue and thread and paint and a sprinkling of African folklore, Ashley breathes new life into these materials. Others might consider it beach junk, but Ashley sees worlds of possibilities
 
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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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I 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 spiritualsTurtle knows your name