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Lullaby : for a black mother  Cover Image Book Book

Lullaby : for a black mother / a poem by Langston Hughes ; illustrated by Sean Qualls.

Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967 (author.). Qualls, Sean, (illustrator.).


"'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."-- Amazon.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780358566151
  • ISBN: 0358566150
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 20 cm
  • Publisher: Boston, MA : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2021]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Cover title.
On board pages.
Poem originally published in the collection, The dream keeper and other poems, by Knopf in 1932.
Subject: Infants > Juvenile poetry.
Mother and child > Juvenile poetry.
Lullabies, English > United States.
African Americans > Juvenile poetry.
Children's poetry, American.
Board books.
African Americans.
Board books.
Children's poetry, American.
Lullabies, English.
Mother and child.
United States.
Genre: Board books.
Juvenile works.
Picture books.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Public Library.


  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Homer Public Library BB HUG (Text) 000163062 Children's Library -- Board Book Available -

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