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Like a bird : the art of the American slave song

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

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Kenton County.

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Covington Branch J 782.253 Grad (Text) 33126020191254 JNonfiction Available -
Erlanger Branch J 782.253 Grad (Text) 33126020191239 JNonfiction Available -

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

Content descriptions

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

  • Baker & Taylor
    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.
  • Baker & Taylor
    Describes the history of the American slave song and includes the lyrics of thirteen spirituals and their meanings.
  • Baker & Taylor

    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.

  • Baker & Taylor
    Drawing on biblical imagery, an introduction to American slave songs shows how they expressed the sorrow of life in bondage while offering a rallying cry for the spirit. Illustrated by the Coretta Scott King Award-winning artist of I See the Rhythm.
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