Toquam Elementary School

The figurative artwork created by the 5th Graders at Toquam Elementary School were inspired by poems written by the most creative African American individuals in the Harlem Renaissance. These well-known poems include “Dream Variations” by Langston Hughes, “Still I Rise” by Maya Angelou, and “In the Land of Words” by Eloise Greenfield.

"Dream Variations"
"Dream Variations"

Poem "Dream Variations" by Langston Hughes Artwork by Samantha Albert Grade 5

"Praise Song for the Day"a
"Praise Song for the Day"a

Poem "Praise song for the Day" by Elizabeth Alexander Artwork by Pranav Rakshit Grade 5

"We Real Cool"
"We Real Cool"

Poem "We Real Cool" by Gwendolyn Brooks Artwork by Sofia Jaramillo Grade 5

"Still I Rise"
"Still I Rise"

Poem "Still I Rise" by Maya Angelou Artwork by Marylne Alcantara Grade 5

""Dream Variations"
""Dream Variations"

Poem "Dream Variations" by Langston Hughes Artwork by Nikara Springer Grade 5

"Knoxville, Tennessee"
"Knoxville, Tennessee"

Poem "Knoxville Tennessee" by Nikki Giovanni Artwork by Niya Eapen Grade 5

"Grace"
"Grace"

Poem "Grace" by Forrest Hamer Artwork by Pranav Yerra Grade 5

"Dream Variations"
"Dream Variations"

Poem "Dream Variations" by Langston Hughes Artwork by Alivia Emilien Grade 5

"In the Land of Words"
"In the Land of Words"

Poem "In the Land of Words" by Eloise Greenfield Artwork by Ava Gillespie Grade 5

"Knoxville, Tennessee"
"Knoxville, Tennessee"

Poem "Knoxville, Tennessee" by Nikki Giovanni Artwork by Melani Roxana Milan Carias Grade5

"Mother to Son"
"Mother to Son"

Poem "Dream Variations" by Langston Hughes Artwork by Heaven Robinson Grade 5

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