Lullaby (For a Black Mother) (board book)

by Langston Hughes, Sean Qualls

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.

  • Format: Board Book
  • ISBN-13/ EAN: 9780358566151
  • ISBN-10: 0358566150
  • Pages: 20
  • Publication Date: 09/28/2021
  • Carton Quantity: 24

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  • About the Book
    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. 

     

    “My little dark baby, / My little earth-thing, / My little love-one, / What shall I sing / For your lullaby?" With gracefully chosen words as smooth as a song, the poet Langston Hughes celebrates the love between an African American mother and her baby. Award-winning illustrator Sean Qualls’s painted and collaged artwork captures universally powerful maternal moments with tenderness and whimsy. Like little love-ones, this beautiful book is a treasure. Now in board book format.

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    "Hughes' classic lullaby gets a loving lift with Quall's graceful artwork."
    Booklist

    "A wonderful celebration of both love and poetry."
    School Library Journal

    "A quiet but welcome introduction to the writer's work for the very young."
    Publishers Weekly

    "Share with little ones needing a gentle lullaby."
    Kirkus

    "Not all poems make for great picture book texts, but this one has just the right cadence and all the right line breaks for smooth page turns, especially when accompanied by Qualls's superb art showing the deep bond between a mother and her baby at bedtime."
    Horn Book

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