Ellington Was Not a Street
Ellington Was Not a Street
Ellington Was Not a Street
Ellington Was Not a Street
Ellington Was Not a Street
Ellington Was Not a Street

Ellington Was Not a Street

  • By Ntozake Shange
  • Illustrated by Kadir Nelson
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Ages: 5-11
  • Grades: kindergarten-6
  • In a reflective tribute to the African-American community of old, poet Ntozake Shange recalls her childhood home and the close-knit group of innovators that often gathered there. These men of vision, brought to life in the evocative paintings of artist Kadir Nelson, lived at a time when the color of their skin dictated where they could live, what schools they could attend, and even where they could sit on a bus or in a movie theater.