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Author McGill, Alice.

Title In the hollow of your hand : slave lullabies / collected by Alice McGill ; pictures by Michael Cummings.

Imprint Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2000.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS La Pintoresca Branch Juvenile, Non-Fiction    J 808.81 MCG    Staff Reported Missing
Description 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 26 cm. + 1 sound disk (4 3/4in.)
Contents Sumtimes I rocks my baby -- Lil' girl sittin' in de briar bush -- Every little bit -- Go to sleepy -- Dip-dap dudio -- Watch and pray -- Rock de cradle, Joe -- Who dat tappin' -- Dese lil' toes -- Liddy lay low -- Great big dog -- Big-eyed baby -- Hush-a little baby.
Summary A collection of lullabies orally transmitted by African-American slaves revealing their hardships and sorrows as well as soothing notes of well-being and belief in a better time to come.
Subject Children's poetry, American -- African American authors -- History and criticism -- Juvenile literature.
Lullabies, American -- African American authors -- History and criticism -- Juvenile literature.
Children's poetry, American -- African American authors.
Lullabies, American -- African American authors.
Slavery in literature -- Juvenile literature.
Mother and child -- Juvenile poetry.
African Americans -- Juvenile poetry.
Sleep -- Juvenile poetry.
African Americans -- Poetry.
American poetry -- African American authors.
Lullabies -- African American authors.
Slavery -- Poetry.
Mother and child -- Poetry.
Sleep -- Poetry.
Added Author Cummings, Michael, 1945- ill.
ISBN 0395857554 : $18.00

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