Like a bird : the art of the American slave song
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- ISBN: 1467785504
- ISBN: 9781467785501
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:||Slaves United States Songs and music
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Summary: 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.