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Like a bird : the art of the American slave song  Cover Image Book Book

Like a bird : the art of the American slave song / written by Cynthia Grady ; concept and art by Michele Wood..

Grady, Cynthia. (Author). Wood, Michele. (Added Author).


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.

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  • ISBN: 9781467785501
  • ISBN: 1467785504
  • Physical Description: 40 pages : color illustrations, music ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Minneapolis : Millbrook Press, 2016.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (page 39).
Subject: African Americans > Music > History and criticism.
Slaves > United States > Songs and music.

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at Kenton County.


  • 0 current holds with 2 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Covington Branch J 782.253 Grad (Text) 33126020191254 JNonfiction Available -
Erlanger Branch J 782.253 Grad (Text) 33126020191239 JNonfiction Available -

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