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Like a Bird

The Art of the American Slave Song

Cynthia Grady, Michele Wood (Illustrator)


List Price: 19.99*
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Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (1/1/2022)


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.

Millbrook Press (Tm), 9781467785501, 40pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2016