Search - List of Books by Arnold Adoff

Arnold Adoff (born July 16, 1935 in Bronx, New York) is an American children's writer. In 1988, the National Council of Teachers of English gave Adoff the Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children. He has said, "I will always try to turn sights and sounds into words. I will always try to shape words into my singing poems."

Adoff grew up in the South Bronx, the son of immigrants from a town near the Polish-Russian border. He enrolled in the Columbia University School of Pharmacy but transferred to City College of New York where he received a B.A. in history and literature. He married Virginia Hamilton in 1960 and they lived in Europe briefly before moving back to New York City. Adoff taught social studies in Harlem and the Upper West Side of New York. Adoff and Hamilton eventually moved to Yellow Springs, Ohio, where Adoff still lives.

"I began writing for kids because I wanted to effect a change in American society. I continue in that spirit. By the time we reach adulthood, we are closed and set in our attitudes. The chances of a poet reaching us are very slim. But I can open a child's imagination, develop his appetite for poetry, and more importantly, show him that poetry is a natural part of everyday life. We all need someone to point out that the emperor is wearing no clothes. That's the poet's job." --Arnold Adoff


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Total Books: 91
Roots and Blues A Celebration
2011 - Roots and Blues a Celebration (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780547235547
ISBN-10: 0547235542
Genre: Children's Books
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Black Is Brown Is Tan
2008 - Black Is Brown Is Tan (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781435287297
ISBN-10: 1435287290
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Malcolm X
2001 - Malcolm X (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780808575771
ISBN-10: 0808575775
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Children's Books
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Daring Dog and Captain Cat
2001 - Daring Dog and Captain Cat (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780689825996
ISBN-10: 0689825994
Genre: Children's Books
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Touch The Poem
2000 - Touch the Poem (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780590479707
ISBN-10: 0590479709
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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The Return of Rex and Ethel
2000 - The Return of Rex and Ethel (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780152663674
ISBN-10: 0152663673
Genre: Children's Books
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The Basket Counts
2000 - The Basket Counts (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780689801082
ISBN-10: 0689801084
Genre: Children's Books
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In for Winter Out for Spring
1997 - In for Winter Out for Spring (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780152014926
ISBN-10: 0152014926
Genre: Children's Books
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Love Letters
1997 - Love Letters (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780590484787
ISBN-10: 0590484788
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Teen & Young Adult
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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I Am the Darker Brother An Anthology of Modern Poems by African Americans
I Am the Darker Brother  An Anthology of Modern Poems by African Americans
1997 - I Am the Darker Brother an Anthology of Modern Poems By African Americans (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780689812415
ISBN-10: 0689812418
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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My Black Me A Beginning Book of Black Poetry
1995 - My Black Me a Beginning Book of Black Poetry (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780613992312
ISBN-10: 0613992318
Genre: Children's Books
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Outside Inside Poems
1995 - Outside Inside Poems (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780152002244
ISBN-10: 0152002243
Genre: Children's Books
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Slow Dance Heart Break Blues
1995 - Slow Dance Heart Break Blues (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780688105693
ISBN-10: 0688105696
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction
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Street Music City Poems
1995 - Street Music City Poems (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780060215224
ISBN-10: 0060215224
Genre: Children's Books
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Advance Australia Fair
1994 - Advance Australia Fair (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780207185991
ISBN-10: 0207185999
Genre: Children's Books
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Eats Poems
1992 - Eats Poems [Reading Rainbow Book] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780688116958
ISBN-10: 0688116957
Genre: Children's Books
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All the Colors of the Race
1992 - All the Colors of the Race (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780688114961
ISBN-10: 0688114962
Genre: Children's Books
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In for winter out for spring
1992 - In for Winter Out for Spring (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780440847816
ISBN-10: 0440847818
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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In for Winter Out for Spring
1991 - In for Winter Out for Spring (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780152386375
ISBN-10: 0152386378
Genre: Children's Books
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Sports Pages
1990 - Sports Pages [Reading Rainbow Book] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780064460989
ISBN-10: 0064460983
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Malcom X [Trumpet Club Special Edition] (Paperback)