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Like a Bird: The Art of the American Slave Song (Library Binding)

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By Cynthia Grady, Michele Wood (Illustrator)
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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.



Product Details
ISBN: 9781467785501
ISBN-10: 1467785504
Publisher: Millbrook Press (Tm)
Publication Date: September 1st, 2016
Pages: 40
Language: English