Beautiful blackbird

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Publisher:
Atheneum Books for Young Readers,
Pub. Date:
c2003.
Edition:
1st ed.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
IL: LG - BL: 3.7 - AR Pts: 0.5
Lexile measure:
540L
Description
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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ISBN:
9780689847318
Reading Level:
LG
Level 3.7, 0.5 Points
Lexile measure:
540L
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Grouped Work ID 9e407322-4ea3-7329-71e8-9a1904a355d6
Grouping Title beautiful blackbird
Grouping Author bryan ashley
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-11-07 23:07:22PM
Last Indexed 2018-11-17 01:21:54AM

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display_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."
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subject_facet Coretta Scott King Award -- 2004, Folklore -- Zambia -- Juvenile literature, Ila (African people) -- Folklore -- Juvenile literature
title_display Beautiful blackbird
title_full Beautiful blackbird / Ashley Bryan
title_short Beautiful blackbird
topic_facet Coretta Scott King Award, Folklore, Ila (African people)