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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, illustrator. (Added Author).
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  • 5 of 5 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 5 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Eckhart PL - Main J 306.362 GRA (Text) 840191002383181 Children's Nonfiction - Lower Level Available -
Greenwood PL - Greenwood J 782.253 GRA (Text) 36626103782447 JUV New Nonfiction Available -
Mooresville PL - Mooresville J 782.253 GRA (Text) 37323005280741 CHILD_NON Available -
Morgan Co PL - Martinsville Main Library J 782.253 GRA (Text) 78551000374745 Juvenile Non-Fiction Available -
Perry Co PL - Tell City Main Library J 782.25 GRA (Text) 70621000441240 Juvenile - Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781467785501
  • ISBN: 1467785504
  • Physical Description: 40 pages : color illustrations, music ; 22 x 28 cm
  • Publisher: Minneapolis : Millbrook Press, [2016]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (page 39-40).
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.
Target Audience Note: 1060 Lexile.
Subject: African Americans > Music > History and criticism > Juvenile literature.
Slaves > United States > Songs and music > History and criticism > Juvenile literature.

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