Like A Bird
The Art of the American Slave SongBook - 2016
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 bondage 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.
Publisher: Minneapolis : Millbrook Press, 2016
Characteristics: 40 pages : color illustrations, music ; 22 cm