Lullaby (for a Black mother) : a poem
|Format:||Print Book 2013|
|Availability:||Available at 13 Libraries 15 of 16 copies|
"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 biographicalnote, further reading, and the complete lullaby. Like little love-ones, this beautiful book is a treasure.
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-- Juvenile poetry.
Mother and child -- Juvenile poetry.
Lullabies, English -- United States.
African Americans -- Juvenile poetry.
Children's poetry, American.
Babies -- Poetry.
Mother and child -- Poetry.
African Americans -- Poetry.
|Publisher|| Boston :Harcourt Children's Books,2013
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes bibliographical references.