Book Cover Image of On My Journey Now: Looking At African-American History Through The Spirituals by Nikki Giovanni

On My Journey Now: Looking At African-American History Through The Spirituals
by Nikki Giovanni

    Publication Date: Sep 08, 2009
    List Price: $8.99
    Format: Paperback, 128 pages
    Classification: Nonfiction
    Target Age Group: Middle Grade
    ISBN13: 9780763643805
    Imprint: Candlewick Press
    Publisher: Walker Books
    Parent Company: Walker Books
    Borrow from Library

    Read an Excerpt from On My Journey Now: Looking At African-American History Through The Spirituals


    Paperback Description:

    "The intimate, unpretentious talk about familiar songs will grab readers, who will want to find out more about the inspiring history." — BOOKLIST (starred review)

    Ever since she was a little girl attending three different churches, poet Nikki Giovanni has loved the spirituals. Now, with the passion of a poet and the knowledge of a historian, she paints compelling portraits of the lives of her ancestors through the words of songs such as "Go Down, Moses" and "Ain’t Got Time to Die," celebrating a people who overcame enslavement and found a way to survive, to worship, and to build.



    book cover On My Journey Now: Looking At African-American History Through The Spirituals by Nikki GiovanniBooks similiar to On My Journey Now: Looking At African-American History Through The Spirituals may be found in the categories below: