A collection of African-American lullabies enhanced by the improvisational styles of such artists as Harry Belafonte and Oscar Brown, Jr. is accompanied by piano scores, introductory notes, and historical information.
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Brown Baby by Oscar, Jr. Brown
Somebody Bigger Than You And I by J. Lange
Scarlet Ribbons by Jack Segal
The Angel's Lullaby by Joyce Carol Thomas
Petal Child by Joyce Carol Thomas
A Song For You by Joyce Carol Thomas
All The Pretty Little Horses by Anonymous - African American
He's Got The Whole World In His Hands by Anonymous - African American
The Lord's Prayer by Anonymous - African American
Raisins And Almonds by Anonymous - African American
-- Table of Poems from Poem Finder®
This is a lovely way for parents to introduce African American lullabies to their children. Joyce Carol Thomas has collected ten songs, most traditional, a few original and given insightful introductions. Thomas provides the lyrics and music for each lullaby. The songs are accompanied by lush illustrations by popular artist Brenda Joy Smith. This is a beautiful book for families. A 2000 Parents' Choice® Approved winner.
Reviewed by Deborah Taylor, Parents' Choice® 2000 -- From Parents' Choice®From Booklist:
Ages birth-4yrs. Designed for adults to sing to babies and preschoolers, this collection of 10 African American lullabies includes the words and full musical scores as well as notes on each song and a general introduction. Some are traditional songs (such as "All the Pretty Little Horses"); others are by contemporary writers and musicians, including three beautiful hush songs with original words by Thomas. Most of the full-page illustrations are soft and sentimental, with greeting-card borders and design, but the songs themselves are timeless. As Thomas notes, historically African American women took the songs from Europe, embellished them with African meaning, and shaped them into something new. They touch all of us. Hazel Rochman
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