Like a bird : the art of the American slave song / written by Cynthia Grady ; concept and art by Michele Wood..
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.
- ISBN: 9781467785501
- ISBN: 1467785504
- Physical Description: 40 pages : color illustrations, music ; 22 cm
- Publisher: Minneapolis : Millbrook Press, 2016.
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Includes bibliographical references (page 39).
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|Subject:||African Americans > Music > History and criticism.
Slaves > United States > Songs and music.
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