Lullaby (For a Black Mother) (board book)

Category: Book
By (author): Hughes, Langston
Illustrated By: Qualls, Sean
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / Concepts / General
  JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Parents
  JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / United States / African American
  JUVENILE FICTION / Stories in Verse (see also Poetry)
Publisher: HMH Books
Published: September 2021
Format: Book-flexboard
Pages: 20
Size: 7.50in x 6.75in
Our Price:
$ 14.99
Availability:
In stock

Additional Notes

From The Publisher*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.

From The Publisher*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.
Review Quote*"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
Biographical Note

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.