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Lullaby (For a Black Mother) (School And Library) (Langston Hughes)

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“My little dark baby, / My little earth-thing, / My little love-one, / What shall I sing / For your lullaby?" With a few simple words as smooth as a song, the poet Langston Hughes celebrates the love between an African American mother and her baby. The award-winning illustrator Sean Qualls’s painted and collaged artwork captures universally powerful maternal moments with tenderness and whimsy. In the end, readers will find a rare photo of baby Hughes and his mother, a biographical note, further reading, and the complete lullaby. Like little love-ones, this beautiful book is a treasure.

Langston Hughes's tender poem about mothers and babies is now a gorgeously illustrated picture book. My little dark baby,

My little earth-thing,

My little love-one,

What shall I sing

For your lullaby?

One of America's most beloved poets, Hughes takes a loving look at bedtime in this poem. With rich language that reads as smoothly as a lullaby, he celebrates all mothers and babies, focusing on the African-American community. The book is a dynamic introduction to Hughes, with an end note about the poet and this special poem. Also included is a little-known photo of baby Hughes with his mother. Award-winning illustrator Sean Qualls' painted and collaged artwork is full of whimsy and sweet moments. Like little love-ones, this book is something to treasure.

Number of Pages: 32
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Family / Parents, Bedtime + Dreams
Format: Library
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Age Range: 4-8 years
Author: Langston Hughes
Language: English
Street Date: March 19, 2013
TCIN: 14427000
UPC: 9780547362656
Item Number (DPCI): 248-82-0792
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