The Women Who Caught the Babies: A Story of African American Midwives
The Women Who Caught the Babies: A Story of African American Midwives
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The Women Who Caught the Babies: A Story of African American Midwives

Written by Eloise Greenfield & illustrated by Daniel Minter
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9 - 12
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Sep 1, 2019
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Through narrative and photographs, Eloise Greenfield highlights important aspects from a few hundred years of the lives of African American midwives and the people they selflessly served. Greenfield incorporates expressive poetry, which is paired with the evocative art of Daniel Minter to bring the powerful story of midwifery to life. The poem “Africa to America” begins the journey, while “The Women,” concludes it with a note of gratitude. Also included is a piece titled “Miss Rovenia Mayo,” which pays tribute to the midwife who caught newborn Eloise.

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      Eloise Greenfield

      With many award-winning books to her credit, Eloise Greenfield has achieved her status among the most celebrated of children’s authors. Multiple lifetime achievement awards include a Living Legacy Award, a Hope S. Dean Award, an NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children among others. She has been inducted into the National Literary Hall of Fame for Writers of African Descent. Africa Dream received the Coretta Scott King Award while the Coretta Scott King Author Honor and an ALA 2012 Notable Children’s book honored her title, The Great Migration: Journey to the North. Daniel Minter is an artist whose paintings, carvings, block prints, and sculptures have been exhibited both nationally and internationally at galleries and museums, including the Seattle Art Museum, Tacoma Art Museum, Bates College, Hammonds House Museum, Northwest African American Art Museum, Museu Jorge Amado and the Meridian International Center. Minter is the co-founder and creative visionary of the Portland Freedom Trail and serves on the board of The Ashley Bryan Center, The Illustration Institute.

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      Daniel Minter

      Daniel Minter has illustrated eleven books for children including Ellen’s Broom, which received a Coretta Scott King Illustration Honor. He lives in Portland, Maine.

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9780997772074
    Publication Date
    September 1, 2019
    Publisher
    Alazar Press
    Page Count
    32
    Audience
    Middle Grade
    Reading Age
    9 - 12 years

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