Lullaby (for A Black Mother)

Lullaby (for A Black Mother)

A Poem

Board Book - 2013
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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 biographicalnote, further reading, and the complete lullaby. Like little love-ones, this beautiful book is a treasure.

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, c2013
ISBN: 9780547362656
Branch Call Number: EB HUG
Characteristics: [26] p. :,col. ill
Additional Contributors: Qualls, Sean - Illustrator


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ArapahoeSteffen Sep 09, 2017

A soft, lovely and gorgeously illustrated picture book is such an awesome and meaningful way to reexamine/reconsider/realize this Langston Hughes poem.

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