Front cover image for Like a bird : the art of the American slave song

Like a bird : the art of the American slave song

Cynthia Grady (Author), Michele Wood (Artist)
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
Print Book, English, 2016
Millbrook Press, Minneapolis, 2016