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My Hands Sing the Blues by Jeanne Walker Harvey
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Oct 27, 2011

it was amazing

This book is a gem. In lyrical, rhythmic, blues-inspired verse, Harvey tells the story of one American artist's road to becoming. It provides a fascinating window into an artist's life, through his eyes as a child. Words and pictures work seamlessly to bring this story to life. Elizabeth Zunon's layered illustrations invite looking at over and over again.

As a former teacher who strove to design an authentically multicultural curriculum, I find this to be an excellent classroom resource - a beautifully-written, visually-interesting account of the Great Migration.

Rich and satisfying.

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