Lullaby (for a Black Mother) Board Book

Lullaby (for a Black Mother) Board Book

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This beloved poem by Langston Hughes, illustrated by the award-winning Sean Qualls, is an irresistible celebration of the love between mother and baby, now available in board book format.

Award-winning illustrator Sean Qualls's painted and collaged artwork captures universally powerful maternal moments with tenderness. 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.

"My little dark baby, / My little earth-thing, / My little love-one, / What shall I sing / For your lullaby?




Author: Langston Hughes
Publisher: Clarion Books
Published: 09/28/2021
Pages: 20
Binding Type: Board Book
Weight: 0.45lbs
Size: 7.40h x 6.69w x 0.47d
ISBN: 9780358566151
Audience: Baby-Preschool

Review Citation(s):
School Library Journal 10/01/2021 pg. 65

About the Author

The American poet Langston Hughes (1902-1967) penned many well-known poems, such as "The Negro Speaks of Rivers," "I, Too, Sing America," and "The Dream Keeper."

Sean Qualls received a Coretta Scott King Honor for Before John Was a Jazz Giant, by Carole Boston Weatherford. He lives in Brooklyn with his family. www.seanqualls.com.