Books by Romare Bearden

LI’L DAN, THE DRUMMER BOY by Romare Bearden
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"An important find for the world of children's literature. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Recently discovered, this is Bearden's only work for children. Read full book review >
ROMARE BEARDEN by Jan Greenberg
HISTORY
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"The volume is a companion to an upcoming retrospective at the National Gallery of Art that will travel to several other cities through 2005. (author's note, chronology, bibliography, glossary) (Nonfiction. 4-8)"
Bearden grew up in North Carolina, and his memories of his neighborhood and countryside, quilting bees, cotton picking, picnics, and revival meetings are well-known subjects of his collage art. Read full book review >
THE BLOCK by Langston Hughes
POETRY
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"Like Ntozake Shange's i live in music (1994, not reviewed), a continuous poem, illustrated by many of Bearden's works, this also shows readers how poetry and collage are not only related, but probably siblings. (Picture book/poetry. 4+)"
In a work published in conjunction with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the words and images of two Harlem Renaissance artists combine in a jazzy portrait of life on a Harlem block. Read full book review >