Jump Back, Paul: The Life and Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar

By DERBY, Sally

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ISBN
9780763660703
Publisher
Candlewick


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on July 1, 2015  |  Middle to High School

Gr 5–8—Derby asks, "Did you ever hear anyone whose way of talking was kind of like that poem? I'm guessing not. Seems to me, first thing you know we're all going to talk like the reporters and the pretty people they call anchors on TV—everybody all the same." Paul Laurence Dunbar's numerous poems were not "all the same": many were formal and even quaint, written in standard English, while other, more popular pieces were set down in dialect. Both sorts are deftly inserted into Derby's chatty, grandmotherly narration, which nicely blends a bit of conjecture and detailed explanat...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2015

A first-person narrator addresses readers conversationally (sometimes irritatingly so) in this biography of the late-nineteenth a...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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