Like A Bird

Like A Bird

The Art of the American Slave Song

Book - 2016
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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.
Publisher: Minneapolis : Millbrook Press, 2016
ISBN: 9781467785501
1467785504
Call Number: j 782.253 G733 2016
Characteristics: 40 pages : color illustrations, music ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Wood, Michele

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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 S... Read More »


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