With graceful words as smooth as a song, the poet Langston Hughes celebrates the love between a mother and her baby. This picture book edition is a gift to share.
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?"---from the publisher
32 pages 978-0547362656 Ages 3-6
Keywords: lullaby, poem mother/baby, African American and Black stories, African American author, parenting, love, new baby gift, 3 year old, 4 year old, 5 year old, 6 year old, poetry