"The illustrations for this book were painted in oil wash on board. The type was set in Cheltenham and Charme Bold. Designed by Cheryl Willis Hudson"--Title page verso.
"Just us books"--Page 4 of cover.
Introduction -- African lullaby -- Dream variation / Langston Hughes -- Wait Little Joe / Lessie Little Jones -- The reason I like chocolate / Nikki Giovanni -- Time to play / Nikki Grimes -- Jim / Gwendolyn Brooks -- Daddy's little girl / Lindamichellebarron -- Prickled pickles don't smile / Nikki Giovanni -- Peas / Henry Dumas -- To catch a fish / Eloise Greenfield -- I can / Mari Evans -- Incident / Countee Cullen -- Midway / Naomi Long Madgett -- My people / Langston Hughes -- Harriet Tubman / Eloise Greenfield -- The voyage of Jimmy Poo / James A. Emanuel -- The dream keeper / Langston Hughes -- The sand-man / paul Laurence Dunbar -- Listen children / Lucille Clifton -- About the poets -- About the author and illustrator -- Acknowledgments.
An illustrated collection of poetry by such Afro-American poets as Langston Hughes, Nikki Giovanni, Eloise Greenfield, and Lucille Clifton.