Publisher description for Shimmy shimmy shimmy like my sister Kate : looking at the Harlem Renaissance through poems / [edited by] Nikki Giovanni.

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A remarkable collection of poetry from the Harlem Renaissance and beyond, stitched together with commentary from Giovanni.... An important resource for those interested in poetry and in understanding the African American experience.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Young adult poetry, American African American authors, American poetry African American authors History and criticism, American poetry 20th century History and criticism, African Americans Intellectual life 20th century, American poetry 20th century, African Americans in literature, African Americans Poetry, Harlem Renaissance, American poetry African American authors Collections