D Is for Drinking Gourd

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D Is for Drinking Gourd

An African American Alphabet

By Nancy I. Sanders; E. B. Lewis (Illustrator)

Sleeping Bear Press, Paperback, 9781585364749

Publication Date: March 6, 2009

The tapestry of American history is made up of countless threads marking the contributions of people from many different backgrounds and cultures. D is for Drinking Gourd: An African American Alphabet showcases many of the remarkable achievements of and contributions from African Americans throughout our history. Evocative watercolor paintings from Caldecott Honor-winning E. B. Lewis perfectly capture the spirit of each letter topic's poem and expository text. D is for Drinking Gourd, and the North Star that led through the night from station to station on the Underground Railroad, escaping on a dangerous flight. From the bravery of the early abolitionists to the cultural legacy of the Harlem Renaissance, D is for Drinking Gourd illuminates the amazing and ongoing role the African American community has played in the shaping of our country.