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Lullaby (for a Black Mother)

A Poem

By Langston Hughes, 1902-1967

“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 biographical note, further reading, and the complete lullaby. Like little love-ones, this beautiful book is a treasure.

Format

Book

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Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9780547362656


Format: Book
Author: Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967
Summary: The author's poem about a mother's love for her child is paired with color illustrations.
Title: Lullaby (for a Black mother) : a poem / by Langston Hughes ; illustrated by Sean Qualls.
Publisher Date: Boston : Harcourt Children's Books, 2013.
Subject: Infants -- Juvenile poetry. Mother and child -- Juvenile poetry. Lullabies, English -- United States African Americans -- Juvenile poetry Children's poetry, American
Isbn: 9780547362656
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 11
System Items Total: 12
Call Number: P Hughes
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Bib Id: 423523

Format: Book
Author: Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967
Summary: The author's poem about a mother's love for her child is paired with color illustrations.
Title: Lullaby (for a Black mother) : a poem / by Langston Hughes ; illustrated by Sean Qualls.
Publisher, Date: Boston : Harcourt Children's Books, 2013.
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 27 cm.
Subjects: Infants -- Juvenile poetry.
Subjects: Mother and child -- Juvenile poetry.
Subjects: Lullabies, English -- United States
Subjects: African Americans -- Juvenile poetry
Subjects: Children's poetry, American
Other Author: Qualls, Sean ill.
LCCN: 2012025484
ISBN: 9780547362656
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 11
Total Copies: 12
Call Number: P Hughes