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Lullaby (for a Black mother) : a poem

by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967,

Format: Print Book 2013
Availability: Available at 13 Libraries 15 of 16 copies
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Summary

"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.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Hughes' classic lullaby gets a loving lift with Quall's graceful artwork in this picture book that shows a beautiful baby in its loving mother's embrace, dancing in the night sky among the stars, floating on a chair in the clouds over the Harlem city lights, and celebrating the dark. At the heart of the words and pictures is the parent-baby bond, but, asthe moving afterword points out, there are longing and loneliness, too, echoed in the silhouetted profiles of mother and child kissing the night from opposite ends of the double-page spread. One particularly stirring spread shows a close-up of the mother bouncing her baby above the crib with the world outside the window ( A necklace of stars / winding the night ). The full poem is printed at the back, along with a 1902 photo of an infant Hughes in his mother's arms and a biographical note about the poet. The physical intimacy of mother and child cuddleclose is timeless.--Rochman, Hazel Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: ""My little dark baby,/ My little earth-thing,/ My little love-one,/ What shall I sing/ For your lullaby?" Hughes wrote this poem more than 80 years ago, but its playful language and informal lines sound startlingly fresh and modern. The poem's images of night and innocence are well suited for a picture book, too. Qualls (Freedom Song) keeps his artwork simple, painting a series of spreads that hew closely to the words. He renders "A necklace of stars" with a bird flying around mother and child, leaving a trail of stars around the woman's neck. "Moon,/ Moon,/ Great diamond moon" shows the white-gowned, long-haired mother floating among the clouds, holding her son up so he can see the shining disk in a dark, gray-blue sky. Swirls of grass and celestial orbs embellish daytime scenes, while the lights of tall buildings join with the stars above to form a backdrop for several nocturnal spreads. An afterword describes Hughes's career. A quiet but welcome introduction to the writer's work for the very young. Ages 3-8. Illustrator's agent: Rebecca Sherman, Writers. House. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Infants -- 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.
Lullabies.
African Americans -- Poetry.
American poetry.
Publisher Boston :Harcourt Children's Books,2013
Contributors Qualls, Sean, illustrator.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9780547362656 (hbk.)
054736265X (hbk.)
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