Like a Bird : The Art of the American Slave Song
by Cynthia Grady and Michele Wood


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Enslaved African Americans longed for freedom, and that longing took many forms--including music. Drawing on biblical imagery, slave songs both expressed the sorrow of life in bondage and offered a rallying cry for the spirit.

Like a Bird brings together text, music, and illustrations by Coretta Scott King Award-winning illustrator Michele Wood to convey the rich meaning behind thirteen of these powerful songs.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Enslaved African Americans longed for freedom, and that longing took many forms--including music. Drawing on biblical imagery, slave songs both expressed the sorrow of life in bondage and offered a rallying cry for the spirit.

Like a Bird brings together text, music, and illustrations by Coretta Scott King Award-winning illustrator Michele Wood to convey the rich meaning behind thirteen of these powerful songs.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781467785501
  • ISBN-10: 1467785504
  • Publisher: Millbrook Press (Tm)
  • Publish Date: September 2016
  • Page Count: 40
  • Reading Level: Ages 8-12
  • Dimensions: 8.3 x 10.7 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.85 pounds


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

 
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