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.

About the Author
Nancy I. Sanders is an award-winning children's book author. She lives in Southern California with her husband and cats.

E. B. Lewis won the 2005 Caldecott Honor Book for Coming On Home Soon by Jacqueline Woodson and the 2003 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award, for Talkin' About Bessie by Nikki Grimes. Mr. Lewis teaches illustration at Philadelphia's University of the Arts. He lives in Folsom, New Jersey.