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God Bless the Child

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ISBN-10: 0060287977

ISBN-13: 9780060287979

Edition: 2002

Authors: Billie Holiday, Jerry Pinkney, Arthur Herzog

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"Mama may have, Papa may have, But God bless the child That's got his own! That's got his own." The song "God Bless the Child" was first performed by legendary jazz vocalist Billie Holiday in 1939 and remains one of her enduring masterpieces. In this picture book interpretation, renowned illustrator Jerry Pinkney has created images of a family moving from the rural South to the urban North during the Great Migration that reached its peak in the 1930s. The song's message of self-reliance still speaks to us today but resonates even stronger in its historical context. This extraordinary book stands as a tribute to all those who dared so much to get their own. A free CD of Billie…    
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Book details

List price: $18.99
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 12/23/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 32
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.968

Brian Pinkney, author and illustrator, was born August 28, 1961. He has received the Coretta Scott King Award for his illustrations, three Coretta Scott King Honor Awards, and in 1997, he won the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for his book, The Adventures of Sparrowboy. He has also won two Caldecott Honor awards for his illustrations with the books: The Faithful Friend, by Robert D. San Souci, and Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and His Orchestra, by Andrea Davis Pinkney. Pinkney primarily uses the scratchboard illustrative technique with most of his books. Pinkney lives with his wife, Andrea, and their children in Brooklyn, New York.