I Am Loved

By GIOVANNI, Nikki

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ISBN
9781534404922
Publisher
S. & S. Atheneum


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on January 1, 2018  |  Poetry

PreS-Gr 4—This dynamic collection of verse thrums with musical language, exploring the interconnectedness between individuals and generations, humanity and nature. Pulsing through each brief poem is a leitmotif of love, and Bryan's warm illustrations underscore the book's comforting refrain. While a few poems are bittersweet, dealing with aging and loss, serene and contented elements emerge amid the wistfulness. Non-religious spirituality pervades Giovanni's language with a reverence for nature, and for life it...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on January 1, 2018

A legendary pair presents a volume of verse worth remembering. Bryan's recognizably vibrant, colorful, and moving illustrations accompany a selection of Giovanni's poems (both new and previously published). The electric blue, sunny yellow, warm brown, bright purple, etc., of the front-cover illustration set an upbeat tone that Bryan maintains throughout (even in "A Song of a Blackbird," a poem about death). While the t...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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