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I See the Rhythm of Gospel [With CD (Audio)]
by Toyomi Igus and Michele Wood

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We free now, baby, mama whispers as we bounce and sway with the wagon s twists and turns over roads of clay through the land that oppressed us to a new world, a brand new day. The dynamic author/illustrator team of Toyomi Igus and Michele Wood has come together again to produce I See the Rhythm of Gospel, a sequel to the Coretta Scott King Award-winning I See the Rhythm.  Read more...


 
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Overview

We free now, baby, mama whispers as we bounce and sway with the wagon s twists and turns over roads of clay through the land that oppressed us to a new world, a brand new day. The dynamic author/illustrator team of Toyomi Igus and Michele Wood has come together again to produce I See the Rhythm of Gospel, a sequel to the Coretta Scott King Award-winning I See the Rhythm. Readers of all ages will be captivated by this informative and inspirational blend of poetry, art, and music that relates the history of gospel music as reflected through the journey of African Americans from their arrival as slaves in America to the election of our first black president, Barack Obama. The bonus CD included in the back of the book features these five gospel songs representing different eras in African-American gospel history: Gospel Quartets: Wade in the Water Golden Gate Quartet Gospel Women: I Will Move on Up a Little Higher Mahalia Jackson Gospel Soul (Motown and Funk): Hallelujah Praise CeCe Winans Gospel Power: Jesus Be a Fence Around Me Fred Hammond and Radical for Christ Holy Hip-Hop: I Love You Cross Movement"

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780310718192
  • ISBN-10: 0310718198
  • Publisher: Zonderkidz
  • Publish Date: November 2010
  • Page Count: 40
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-8


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Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > People & Places - United States - African-American

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2010-11-08
  • Reviewer: Staff

Three forms of narrative--pictorial, poetic, and factual--take place in this somewhat cluttered exploration of the historical, cultural, and spiritual influences that produced gospel music, from the collaborators behind I See the Rhythm (1998). Full-bleed paintings cover at least half of each spread, while small adjacent text puts Wood's imagery in historical context. Opposite, first-person poems, in various font colors and sizes, take readers through decades from Africa to slave ship, plantation to Underground Railroad, and to cities across the U.S. up to the present day. Highlighted dates with short explanatory paragraphs appear six to 10 a page, detailing key events ("1870: The Fifteenth Amendment to the Constitution gives blacks the right to vote"). Christian symbols (doves, crosses, fish) and odes to gospel stars like Louis Armstrong, the Golden Gate Quartet, and Pastor Shirley weave throughout emphasizing spiritual themes: "With sanctified voices--powerful and strong--our gospel divas channel His love through song." This comprehensive, energetic book (which includes a CD) addresses the gospel community's passionate endeavor to engage ever-changing political and cultural influences while remaining true to its cultural roots. Ages 9–12. (Jan.)

 
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