Giveaway: Like a Bird

Happy Friday! Congratulations to Karen Maurer (@NanaKaren9), who’s won David Zeltser’s Blast from the North. Karen, please send your address to and we’ll get your book in the mail!

Today, we’re offering a chance to win Like a Bird: The Art of the African American Slave Song, written by Cynthia Grady, with art and concept by Michele Wood. 

Enslaved African Americans longed for freedom, and that longing took many forms—including music. Drawing on biblical imagery, slave songs both expressed the sorrow of life in bondage and offered a rallying cry for the spirit.

Like a Bird brings together text, music, and illustrations by Coretta Scott King Award–winning illustrator Michele Wood to convey the rich meaning behind thirteen of these powerful songs.

School Library Journal calls the book “an excellent resource for music and art teachers as well as for social studies and U.S. history lessons” in its starred review.

Here are the three ways you can enter for a chance to win: 
  • leave a comment on this post that includes your first and last name 
  • send an email to that includes your first and last name
  • tweet this line: Tweet for a chance to win  LIKE A BIRD by @cynthia_grady and Michele Wood from @LernerBooks! 

US entries only, please. We’ll announce the winner on the blog on Friday, December 16. Good luck!

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