Let's Clap, Jump, Sing & Shout; Dance, Spin & Turn It Out!: Games, Songs, and Stories from an African American Childhood

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Schwartz & Wade Books
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8.3 X 10.3 X 1.0 inches | 2.0 pounds

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About the Author

Patricia C. McKissack is the author of The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural, a Newbery Honor Book and a Coretta Scott King Award Winner, and its companion, Porch Lies: Tales of Slicksters, Tricksters, and Other Wily Characters, an ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book. Ms. McKissack has also written many award-winning picture books, including Goin' Someplace Special, a Coretta Scott King Award Winner; Mirandy and Brother Wind, a Caldecott Honor Book; and Never Forgotten, which received five starred reviews.

Brian Pinkney received a Caldecott Honor for Duke Ellington by Andrea Davis Pinkney and for The Faithful Friend by Robert D. San Souci. He has illustrated many highly acclaimed books for children, including Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America by Andrea Davis Pinkney, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book, and In the Time of the Drums by Kim L. Siegelson, a Coretta Scott King Award Winner. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife, Andrea, with whom he often collaborates, and their two children. Learn more at brianpinkney.net.


"A comprehensive treasury of memories, verbal art, and play." -- Kirkus, starred review

"It's a collection valuable both for its rich assembly of songs and stories that have delighted, comforted, and inspired generations of black families and for the illuminating historical context that McKissack brings to each selection."-- Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Part songbook, part research text, this work is perfect for families to share together or for young scholars who seek to discover an important piece of cultural history."-- School Library Journal, starred review