On My Journey Now

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On My Journey Now
Written by Nikki Giovanni
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ISBN-10: 0763628859
ISBN-13: 9780763628857
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On My Journey Now
Looking at African-American History Through the Spirituals

author: Nikki Giovanni

Ever since she was a little girl attending three different churches, poet Nikki Giovanni has loved the spirituals. In On My Journey Now, she paints compelling portraits of the lives of her ancestors through familiar songs such as "Go Down, Moses" and personal favorites such as "Ainít Got Time to Die," celebrating a people who overcame enslavement and found a way to survive, to worship, and to build. On My Journey Now includes a foreword by Dr. Arthur Jones, founder and artistic program director of the Spirituals Project. Back matter includes a glossary, a bibliography, source notes, recommended recordings, an index of song titles, and an index.

With the passion of a poet and the knowledge of a historian, Nikki Giovanni tells the story of Africans in America through the glorious words of spirituals.
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0763628859 /  9780763628857
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Non-Fiction / Hardback
age range:
10 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
128 / 6" x 9"
grade range:
Grade 5 and up
People & Places; People & Places; Music; Social Science;
author’s comments:
Nikki Giovanni is the author of several books for children, most recently Rosa, illustrated by Bryan Collier. Three of her poetry collections for adults have received NAACP Image Awards. She is a University Distinguished Professor at Virginia Tech and lives in Christiansburg, Virginia.
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