Lullaby (for a Black Mother (Hardcover)
Houghton Mifflin, 9780547362656, 32pp.
Publication Date: March 19, 2013
"My little dark baby, / My little earth-thing, / My little love-one, / What shall I sing / For your lullaby?" With a few simple words as smooth as a song, the poet Langston Hughes celebrates the love between an African American mother and her baby. The award-winning illustrator Sean Qualls's painted and collaged artwork captures universally powerful maternal moments with tenderness and whimsy. In the end, readers will find a rare photo of baby Hughes and his mother, a biographical note, further reading, and the complete lullaby. Like little love-ones, this beautiful book is a treasure.
Praise For Lullaby (for a Black Mother…
"Hughes' classic lullaby gets a loving lift with Quall's graceful artwork."
"A wonderful celebration of both love and poetry."
—School Library Journal
"A quiet but welcome introduction to the writer's work for the very young."