Like a Bird (Library Binding)

The Art of the American Slave Song

By Cynthia Grady, Michele Wood (Illustrator)

Millbrook Press, 9781467785501, 40pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2016



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.