Li'l Dan, the Drummer Boy: A Civil War Story (Hardcover)
A Civil War Story
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 9780689862373, 40pp.
Publication Date: September 1, 2003
The only children's book ever written and illustrated by legendary American artist Romare Bearden, Li'l Dan, the Drummer Boy was just recently discovered. Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. has written a personal introduction to the book, describing his own memories of the artist while Bearden created this memorable tale.
On an accompanying CD, Dr. Maya Angelou, three-time Grammy Award winner for spoken word recordings, reads the text.
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Praise For Li'l Dan, the Drummer Boy: A Civil War Story…
Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee
This touching tale, colored by the sensitivity and warmth of Romare Bearden's art, tells of an intense moment in history through the eyes of a child at freedom's door. How fortunate that this story was not lost forever. We loved it!