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Like a Bird : The Art of the American Slave Song - by Cynthia Grady (School And Library)

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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 ****** 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.

Number of Pages: 40
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Sub-Genre: Music / General, People + Places / United States / African-American, History / USA / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Series Title: Millbrook Picture Books
Format: Library
Publisher: Lerner Pub Group
Age Range: 9-12 years
Author: Cynthia Grady
Language: English
Street Date: September 1, 2016
TCIN: 51046442
UPC: 9781467785501
Item Number (DPCI): 248-14-7740
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