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

Grady, Cynthia. (Author). Wood, Michele illustrator. (Added Author).
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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Eckhart Public Library - Main J 306.362 GRA (Text) 840191002383181 Children's New - Lower Level Available -
Mooresville Public Library - Mooresville J 782.253 GRA (Text) 37323005280741 NEW-BKS Available -
Morgan County Public Library - Martinsville J 782.253 GRA (Text) 78551000374745 Juvenile Non-Fiction Available -

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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).
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: African Americans > Music > History and criticism > Juvenile literature.
Slaves > United States > Songs and music > History and criticism > Juvenile literature.

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