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Lullaby (for a Black Mother)

Written by Langston Hughes & illustrated by Sean Qualls
Published by Houghton Mifflin
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Mar 19, 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 biographical note, further reading, and the complete lullaby. Like little love-ones, this beautiful book is a treasure.

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Who Wrote Lullaby (for a Black Mother)

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Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes (1902-1967) was born in Joplin, Missouri, and lived much of his life in Harlem, New York. As one America’s most cherished chroniclers of the black experience, known for his work during the Harlem Renaissance, Hughes’s work was constantly groundbreaking throughout his forty-six-year career. His poetry about the ocean and the symbolism that surrounds it stems from his travels through Africa and Europe working as a seaman.

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Who Illustrated Lullaby (for a Black Mother)

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Sean Qualls
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Book Details

ISBN:
9780547362656
Publication Date:
March 19, 2013
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
2012025484
ASIN/ISBN 10:
054736265X

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