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In Celebration of the African American Child

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In Celebration of the African American Child

By SB Shepard*

little ones
do you know
that you are the descendants of
the Kings and Queens of Africa
little ones
do you know
that your ancestors were
musicians and artists
farmers and herdsmen
scientists, healers, and scholars
architects and builders


little ones
do you know
that in this new land
you are still
a wonder to behold little ones
do you know
that you are more
precious to us
than gold


little ones
grow, grow, grow


in love
in peace
in wisdom
little ones know


that you are loved


*SP Shepard is a parent volunteer in the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and editor of the Kid's Page of the PTA newsletter. She also edits the school's Anthology of Poetry featuring the work of elementary school students.

Last Updated Date: 09/13/2006
Last Reviewed Date: 09/13/2006
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