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I'm Going to Sing, Black American Spirituals, Volume Two
I'm Going to Sing, Black American Spirituals, Volume Two

I'm Going to Sing, Black American Spirituals, Volume Two


72 Pages, 11 x 8.5

Formats: Cloth, PDF

Cloth, $21.95 (US $21.95) (CA $25.95)

Publication Date: April 2012

ISBN 9780979300028

Rights: WOR

Alazar Press (Apr 2012)

Price: $21.95


I’m Going to Sing is a collection of spirituals songs brought to life from award winning children’s book author and illustrator Ashley Bryan. Lovingly updated and with a foreword from Dr. Henrietta Mays Smith, recipient of the 2011 Coretta Scott King–Virginia Hamilton Practitioner Award for lifetime achievement, this edition includes favorites songs accompanied by linocut illustrations that capture the strength and spirit of the music.


"Bryan’s seminal collections of slave songs and 'sorrow songs' (originally published by Atheneum in 1974 and 1982, respectively) have been reissued, updated, and beautifully redesigned with a new introduction by Bryan and a foreword by Dr. Henrietta Mays Smith." —Elissa Gershowitz, the Horn Book

"Alazar Press presents handsome new editions of Ashley Bryan's first two books of spirituals, long out of print. Each title presents two dozen selections, pairing striking linocut illustrations with lyrics and music." —Joy Fleishhacker, School Library Journal

Author Biography

Ashley Bryan is an acclaimed author, artist, and educator who has earned numerous honors, including the Arbuthnot Award for lifetime achievement, the Regina Medal, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, and several Coretta Scott King awards and honors. He lives in Little Cranberry Island, Maine.