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Amazon.com's Significant Seven
Nikki Giovanni graciously agreed to answer the questions we like to ask every author: the Amazon.com Significant Seven.
Q: What book has had the most significant impact on your life?
A: No single book. The poetry of Paul Laurence Dunbar, Langston Hughes, and Gwendolyn Brooks was an impact, however.
Q: You are stranded on a desert island with only one book, one CD, and one DVD--what are they?
A: Sula by Toni Morrison, Great American Spirituals, and The Godfather.
Q: What is the worst lie you've ever told?
A: "You're the best."
Q: Describe the perfect writing environment.
A: A cup of coffee, my rocking chair, the sun just rising through my left window.
Q: If you could write your own epitaph, what would it say?
A: "I tried."
Q: Who is the one person living or dead that you would like to have dinner with?
A: Lorraine Hansberry
Q: If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
A: I would fly.
This information book is an inspiration to all.
The story with its accurate depiction is one to use in my classroom.
The illustrations are superb.
This book won the Caldecott Honor book award AND also received the Coretta Scott King Award winner as well. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Rosa Cline
The illustrations spoke life, history, and define purpose like every stitch of a quilt--a prized jewel itself by Bryan Collier (magnificent pieces in one book). Read morePublished 8 months ago by Dream 4 More Book Reviews
Not surprised because Nikki Giovanni, but this is one of the books about Mrs Parks that gets it right. I'd been looking for an alternative to the sappy , lying stories about her. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Amazon Customer