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  1. 1. Poet and Artist
  2. 2. Ashley Bryan From New YorkHis father worked as a printer of greeting cardsHad sixth brothers and sistersHe was not published until he was forty years oldfirst African American to publish a childrens book as an author and illustrator
  3. 3. Themes and Techniques Themes Techniques Painting  African American Poetry  History Music  Spirituals Collage  Folktale  Illustrations Prose  Lyrical element  Alliteration  Onomatopoeia
  4. 4. Published Works 
  5. 5. Fun and Playful  Mr. Bryan creates poems and books that flow. Some books can be sung in the classroom. Lyrical elements to most writing
  6. 6. Writing Piece  This story is a collection of Nigerian folktales. The book explains the reasons why different animals do not get along. Stories contain morals for children.
  7. 7. Books by Topic: History  This book is filled with many African American spirituals. Songs include: "This Little Light of Mine," "O When the Saints Go Marching In," and "Hes Got the Whole World in His Hands."
  8. 8. Implementing into the classroom  Sing the African American folk tales in class to improve cultural diversity. Read one of his books about African American culture and have children write about the culture that he or she came from. Celebrate African American culture