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Beautiful blackbird
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Published:
New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c2003.
Format:
Book
Edition:
1st ed.
Physical Desc:
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
Status:
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Black is beautiful, uh-huh! Long ago, Blackbird was voted the most beautiful bird in the forest. The other birds, who were colored red, yellow, blue, and green, were so envious that they begged Blackbird to paint their feathers with a touch of black so they could be beautiful too. Although Black-bird warns them that true beauty comes from within, the other birds persist and soon each is given a ring of black around their neck or a dot of black on their wings -- markings that detail birds to this very day. Coretta Scott King Award-winner Ashley Bryan's adaptation of a tale from the Ila-speaking people of Zambia reso-nates both with rhythm and the tale's universal meanings -- appreciating one's heritage and discovering the beauty within. His cut-paper artwork is a joy.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
0689847319
Reading Level:
LG
Level 3.7, 0.5 Points
Lexile measure:
540

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Description
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."
Awards
Coretta Scott King Award, 2004.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Bryan, A. (2003). Beautiful blackbird. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Bryan, Ashley. 2003. Beautiful Blackbird. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Bryan, Ashley, Beautiful Blackbird. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2003.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Bryan, Ashley. Beautiful Blackbird. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2003. Print.

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