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Singable Picture Books Celebrating February is African American History Month and African American Music in Illustrated Song

Posted on: April 18, 2011

Prologue

Not long ago, I met a wonderful lady named Nikki who introduced me to an organization in Northern Virginia called Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation, which, “was founded in 1997 to preserve the early civil rights history of Falls Church and vicinity.”

Nikki told me that Tinner Hill has a Blues Festival every year and we talked about the Singable Picture Books based specifically on The Blues, like B. B. King’s performance of Sandra Boynton’s song and Singable Picture Book,

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One Shoe Blues
Words by Sandra Boynton
Music by Sandra Boynton and Michael Ford
Illustrated by Sandra Boynton
Starring B.B. King

My repertoire does not include many Blues songs, but Nikki has inspired me to create a list of Singable Picture Books to celebrate African American History Month.  This list celebrates songs written and performed by African American artists and books about African American artists who have made important contributions to American Musical Culture and Heritage.

You might also enjoy perusing a second list, which is a subset of the list Celebrating African American Music in Illustrated Song, but only those books specifically relating to The Blues:
THE BLUES, in Illustrated and Otherwise Musically Related Picture Books
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/03/29/the-blues-in-illustrated-and-otherwise-musically-related-picture-books-yet-another-list-inspired-by-nikki/

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Celebrating African American Music in Illustrated Song and Illustrated Books About Great African American Musical Artists

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ABC of African American Poetry 
Words and Tunes by Various Artists
Edited by Ashely Bryan
Illustrated by Ashley Bryan

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Abiyoyo (Pete Seeger’s Storysong)

Words and Music by Pete Seeger
Illustrated by Michael Hays

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All God’s Critters
Words and Music by Bill Staines
Illustrated by Kadir Nelson
Published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, New York, 2009
ISBN 987-0-689-86959-4

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All Night All Day (A Child’s First Book of African American Spirituals)
Words and Tunes by Various Artists
Edited by Ashely Bryan
Illustrated by Ashley Bryan

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All the Pretty Little Horses (A Traditional Lullaby)

Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Linda Saport

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All the Pretty Little Horses

www.youtube.com/watch?v=txdyd4xUpI8
Singable Picture Book Video from www.Speakaboos.com
Speakaboos Youtube Page:
http://www.youtube.com/user/speakaboos

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All Things Bright and Beautiful
Words by Cecil F. Alexander
Illustrated by Ashley Bryan
(This wonderful rendition of pictures from cut paper, includes a page of info about Mrs. Cecil Francis Alexander and printed music)
Click here for the Sing Books with Emily “All Things Bright and Beautiful” Refrain Poster Card:
all things bright and beautiful – refrain poster

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Amazing Grace
Traditional Words and Tune
Art by Jerry Garcia

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Angels Watching Over Me
Traditional Words and Tune
Words Adapted by Julie Durango
Illustrated by Elisa Kleven

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A-Tisket, A-Tasket
Words and Music by Ella Fitzgerald and Van Alexander
Illustrated by Ora Eitan

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Becoming Billie Holiday
Words and Music by Various Artists
Story by Carole Boston Weatherford
Illustrated by Floyd Cooper

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big top and the blues
Big Top & The Blues
Story and Music by Michael Hill
Illustrated by Nina Norwood
Though not necessarily singable, this book nurtures musical appreciation and understanding.

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black cat bone
Black Cat Bone (the Life of Blues Legend Robert Johnson)
Written by J. Patrick Lewis
Illustrated by Gary Kelley
Though not necessarily singable, this book nurtures musical appreciation and understanding by exploring the life of one of America’s greatest musicians.

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Blue Moo
Words by Sandra Boynton
Music by Sandra Boynton and Michael Ford
Illustrated by Sandra Boynton

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blues birth of an american sound
The Blues: Birth of an American Sound
Journey to Freedom, the African American Library
Written by Pamela J. Dell
Though not necessarily singable, this book nurtures musical appreciation and understanding.

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Blues Journey
Poems by Walter Dean Myers
Music by
Illustrated by Christopher Myers
I highly suggest the wonderful Audio Book created to go with this picture book, which musically brings the often singable text to life!

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blues of flats brown
The Blues of Flats Brown
By Walter Dean Myers
Illustrated by Nina Laden
Though not necessarily singable, this book nurtures musical appreciation and understanding.

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blue singers 10 who rocked the world
The Blues Singers (Ten Who Rocked the World)
Written by Julius Lester
Illustrated by Lisa Cohen
Though not necessarily singable, this book nurtures musical appreciation and understanding by exploring the lives of 10 of America’s greatest musical artists.

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bully blues pinczuk
The Bully Blues
By Jane Pinczuk
Illustrated by Carol Ruzicka
Forward by Justin Tucker
Starring Shure Knice (as the Magic Music Man)

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Calypso Song Book

(Authentic Folk Music of the Caribbean)
Traditional Words and Tune
With Arrangements, Words and Music by William Attaway
Illustrated by Bill Charmatz

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Carol of the Brown King
Nativity Poems by Langston Hughes
Music by Various Artists
Illustrated by Ashley Bryan
ISBN 0-689-81877-7

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Climbing Jacob’s Ladder (Heros of the Bible in African-American Spirituals)
Words and Music by Various Artists
Selected and Edited by John Langstaff
Illustrated by Ashley Bryan
Piano Arrangements by John Andrew Ross
(This book features printed music)

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Creepy Crawly Calipso
Words by Tony Langham
Illustrated by Harter
(This book, published by Barefoot Books, features a sing-along CD)

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Cumbayah

Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Floyd Cooper

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daddy longleg blues
The Daddy Longlegs Blues
By Mike Ornstein
Illustrated by Lisa Kopelko

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Dem Bones

Traditional Tune
Traditional Words
Illustrated by Bob Barner

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Don’t Worry, Be Happy

Words and Music by Bobby McFerrin
Illustrated with art by Alexander Calder

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Dry Bones

Traditional Spiritual Words and Tune
Illustrated by Kate Edmunds

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Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite
Text by Anna Harwell Celenza
Illustrated by Don Tate
This book comes packaged with a CD recording of the work.
Tough not necessarily singable, this book is filled with colorful and energetic pictures and gives a history of this jazz take on the old Christmas standard and comes packaged with a recording of Duke Ellington’s “Nutcracker Suite.”

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Elizabeth’s Song
Words and Music to the Song “Freight Train” by Elizabeth Cotten
Story by Michael Wenberg
Illustrated by Cornelius Von Wright

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Ella Fitzgerald: Tale of a Vocal Virtuosa
Book by Andrea David Pinkney
Illustrated by Brian Pinkney

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every little thing marley brantley newton
Every Little Thing (Based on the Song “Three Little Birds by Bob Marley)
Words and Music by Bob Marley
Adapted by Cedella Marley
Illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newtonn

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Favorite Folk Songs
Compiled by Peter Yarrow
Music by Various Artists, Arranged by Peter Yarrow
Illustrated by Terry Widener
Collection of lullabies, illustrated from the:
The Peter Yarrow Songbook Series

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Follow the Drinking Gourd
Traditional Words and Tune
Story by Jeanette Winters
Illustrated by Jeanette Winters

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Follow the Drinking Gourd (the Story of the Underground Railroad)
Traditional Words and Tune
Story by Bernardine Connelly
Illustrated by Yvonne Buchanan

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Funga Alafia
Music Map Series: Multicultural Song 10
Published by Koomzaal
Traditional Words and Tune

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get on board eleg sbwe portrait
GET ON BOARD LITTLE CHILDREN (Portrait Song Sheet with Guitar Chords)
Traditional Words and Music
Additional Lyrics and Adaptation by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Song Page Made by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
To view or print this page:
get on board eleg sbwe portrait – update

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God Bless the Child
Words and Music by Billie Holiday and Arthur Herzog Jr.
Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney

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Go Tell It on the Mountain
Traditional Words and Tune
Additional Text by Debbie Trafton O’Neal
Illustrated by Fiona King

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happy pharrell williams
Happy
Music and Lyrics by Pharrell Williams
Photographed Illustrations and Images by Amanda Pratt, Kristen Smith, Audi Burnett, Michael Onofrio

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heroes of blues jazz & country r. crumb
Heroes of Blues, Jazz & Country (R. Crumb’s)
Illustrated by R. Crumb
Introduction by Terry Zwigoff
Though not necessarily singable, this work allows for further study and appreciation of great artists in Blues, Jazz and Country.

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heros of the blues
Heroes of the Blues (a Set of 36 Cards)
Text by Stephen Calt
Art by R. Crumb
Though not necessarily singable, this work allows for further study and appreciation of great artists in Blues.

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He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands

Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Kadir Nelson
This book features historical information about the song.

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Hold Christmas in Your Heart: African American Songs, Poems, and Stories for the Holidays
Poems, Words and Tunes by Various Artists
Illustrated by Cheryl Willis Hudson

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how sweet the sound floyd cooper
How Sweet the Sound (African-American Songs for Children)
Words and Music by Various Artists
Selected by Wade & Cheryl Hudson
Illustrated by Floyd Cooper

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Hush, Little Baby
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Brian Pinkney

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Hush Songs (African American Lullabies
Words and Music by Various Artists
Selected by Joyce Carol Thomas
llustrated by Brenda Joysmith

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i love you too ziggy marley jatkowska
I Love You, Too
Words and Music by Ziggy Marley
Illustrated by Ag Jatkowska

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I’m Going to Sing (Black American Spirituals Volume Two)
Words and Tunes by Various Artists
Edited by Ashely Bryan
Illustrated by Ashley Bryan

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I Say a Little Prayer for You
Music and Words by Burt Bacharach and Hal David
Illustrated by Karin Littlewood

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I See the Rhythm
Words and Music by Various Artists
Text by Toyomi Igus
Illustrated by Michele Wood
http://iseetherhythm.com/books/i-see-the-rhythm-book/

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I See the Rhythm of Gospel
Words and Music by Various Artists
Text by Toyomi Igus
Illustrated by Michele Wood

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island in the sun belafonte burgess ayliffe
Island in the Sun
Words and Music by Harry Belefonte and Lord Burgess (IrvingBurgie)
Pictures by Alex Ayliffe

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Just the Two of Us
Words and Music by Will Smith (Adapted and Expanded from song by Bill Withers)
Illustrated by Kadir Nelson

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Let Freedom Sing

Traditional Words and Tune
Text by Vanessa Newton
Illustrated by Vanessa Newton
(This special and joyously illustrated book, with text about heroes of the civil rights movement and a page of information and lyrics for songs that lifted the spirits of those facing the challenges of that time, contains the lyrics for “This Little Light of Mine.”)

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let it shine
Let it Shine (Three Favorite Spirituals)
Traditional Words and Tunes
Illustrated by Ashley Bryan
For a list of the songs in this book and info, click the title.

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lets sing together yarrow
Let’s Sing Together
Compiled by Peter Yarrow
Illustrated by Terry Widener
Collection of Folk Songs, Illustrated from the:
The Peter Yarrow Songbook Series

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Lift Every Voice and Sing

Words by James Weldon Johnson
Music by John Rosamond Johnson
Illustrated by Bryan Collier
This book features printed music. 

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Lift Every Voice and Sing
Words and Music by James Weldon Johnson and J. Rosamond Johnson
Illustrated by Mozelle Thompson

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Lift Every Voice and Sing (Pictorial Tribute to the Negro National Anthem) 
Words by James Weldon Johnson
Music by John Rosamond Johnson
Illustrated with Photographs by Various Artists
Introduction by Debbie Eton-Chin

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Lift Every Voice and Sing
Words by James Weldon Johnson
Music by John Rosamond Johnson
Illustrated by  Elizabeth Catlett
Introduction by Debbie Eton-Chin

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little blues book crumb
Little Blues Book
By Brian Robertson
Illustrated by R. Crumb
Though not necessarily singable, this work allows for further study and appreciation of great artists in Blues, Jazz and Country.

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The Lord’s Prayer

Traditional Words
Music by Various Artists
Illustrated by Tim Ladwig

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no mirrors in my nanas house
No Mirrors in My Nana’s House
Words and Music by Ysaye M. Barnwell
Illustrated by Synthia Staint James
Book includes CD with recording of Sweet Honey in the Rock singing the song.

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ol bloos boogie woodie blues ensemble
Ol’ Bloo’s Boogie-Woogie Band and Blues Ensemble
Story by Jan Huling
Illustrated by Henri Sørensen
Though not necessarily singable, this book embraces the blues as an art form and nurtures musical understanding and appreciation.

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old cotton blues
The Old Cotton Blues
Written by Linda England
Illustrated by Teresa Flavin
Though not necessarily singable, this book embraces music as an import part of the human experience, nurturing an understanding and appreciation for music.

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One Love (Based on the Song by Bob Marley) 
Words and Music by Bob Marley
Adapted by Cedella Marley
Illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton

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One Shoe Blues
Words by Sandra Boynton
Music by Sandra Boynton and Michael Ford
Illustrated by Sandra Boynton
Starring B.B. King

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one more river blumen
One More River
Traditional Words and Tune
Adapted by Karen L. Blumen
Illustrated by John J. Blumen

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one more river wallis
One More River
Traditional Words and Tune
Adapted by Diz Wallis
Illustrated byDiz Wallis

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One More River (A Noah’s Ark Counting Song)
Traditional Words and Music
Words Adapted by Joan Paley
Illustrated by Joan Paley

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one wide river barbara emberley
One Wide River to Cross
Traditional Words and Tune
Adapted by Barbara Emberley
Illustrated by Ed Emberley

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Our Abe Lincoln
Traditional Tune, Sing to the tune of “The Old Gray Mare
Words Adapted by Jim Aylesworth
Illustrated by Barbara McClintock

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Psalm Twenty-Three
Illustrated by Tim Ladwig
This psalm can be sung with Martin Kalmanoff’s beautiful musical setting:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002YZA9PA/ref=dm_ty_trk?ie=UTF8&qid=1290644345&sr=1-1

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roots and blues a celebration
Roots and Blues: a Celebration
Poems by Arnold Adoff
Illustrated with Paintings by R. Gregory Christie
More info about the book at this LINK
Though not necessarily singable, this book celebrates The Blues thereby nurtures understanding and appreciation for music and The Blues and artists who played the music.

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satchmo's blues
Satchmo’s Blues
By Alan Schroeder
Illustrated by Floyd Cooper
Though not necessarily singable, this book nurtures musical appreciation and understanding by exploring the life of one of America’s greatest musicians.

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Shake it to the One that You Love the Best (Play Songs and Lullabies from Black Musical Traditions)
Music and Lyrics by Various Artists
Collected and Adapted by Cheryl Warren Mattox
Illustrations from the Works of Varnette P. Honeywood and Brenda Joysmith

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Skeleton Dance
(AKA “Dem Bones”)

Singable Picture Book Video from SuperSimpleSongs.com
Super Simple Songs YouTube page: http://www.youtube.com/supersimplesongs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e54m6XOpRgU

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Skit-Scat Raggedy Cat Ella Fitzgerald
Words and Music by Various Artists
Book by Roxane Orgill
Illustrated by Sean Qualls

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Sleepytime Songs

Compiled by Peter Yarrow
Illustrated by Terry Widener
Collection of lullabies, illustrated from the:
The Peter Yarrow Songbook Series

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Songs for Little Folks
The Peter Yarrow Songbook
Illustrated by Terry Widener

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Summertime (from Porgy and Bess)
Words by DuBose Heyward
Music by George Gershwin
Illustrated by Mike Wimmer

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theo and the blue note
Theo and the Blue Note
Story and Pictures by Peter Kuper
Not Necessarily Singable, but a picture books about music and The Blues.

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there was a tree rachel isadora
There Was a Tree
Words by Rachel Isadora
Traditional Tune (sing to the tune of “The Green Grass Grew All Around”)
Illustrated by Rachel Isadora

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Them Bones
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Ian Dicks
(This books folds out to become a 4.5 foot tall skeleton.  Sing to the tune of the spiritual “Dem Bones”)

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This Jazz Man

Traditional Tune (Sing to the Tune of  “This Old Man”)
Words Adapted by Karen Ehrhardt
Illustrated by R. G. Roth

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This Little Light of Mine (Raffi Songs to Read)

Traditional Tune
Additional Words by Raffi
Illustrated by Stacey Schuett

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This Little Light walker
This Little Light of Mine (Sing and Read Storybook)
Traditional Tune
Adapted by Rachel Lisberg
Illustrated by Sylvia Walker

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this little light of mine EB Lewis
This Little Light of Mine
Traditional Tune
Illustrated by E. B. Lewis

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Three Little Birds
Book by Cedella Marley and Gerald Hausman
Adapted from the Song by Bob Marley
Illustrated by Mariah Fox

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Walk Together Children (Black American Spirituals Volume One)
Words and Tunes by Various Artists
Edited by Ashely Bryan
Illustrated by Ashley Bryan

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We are One

Words and Music by Dr. Ysaye M. Barnwell
Illustrated by Brian Pinkney
(This book comes with a wonderful CD of the song sung by Dr. Barnwell along with the other members of “Sweet Honey in the Rock,” a rich and fabulous a capella quintet, as well as a spoken reading of the book and a short introduction.)

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THE WEARY BLUES
Poem by Langston Hughes
“The Weary Blues,” video of Langston Hughes reading his poem with musical underscore

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KyqwvC5s4n8

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Not necessarily singable, this book embodies the idea that The Blues were born of the need to express sad feeling in song to make yourself and others feel better,
walking to the bus rider blues
Walking to the Bus-Rider Blues
By Harriette Gillem Robiney

A quote from the book:
“To get my mind off my troubles, I began to sing my bus-rider blues. My teacher said the songs I made up were good…”

Lyrics of the Bus-Rider Blues
“Oh, I’m singing the bus-rider blues,
the Alabamy bus-rider blues.
I got me a feeling, deep down inside,
It ain’t never ever gonna be the same.”

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We Shall Overcome (A Song That Changed the World)

By Stuart Stotts
Forward by Pete Seeger
With Illustrations by Terrance Cummings
(This is not a book that you can just sit down and sing, but it is ABOUT the SONGS that helped galvanize the civil rights movement, some of which have been illustrated into Singable Books)

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What a Morning! (The Christmas Story in Black Spirituals)
Music and Lyrics by Various Artists
Selected and Edited by John Langstaff
Arrangements for Siging and Piano by John Andrew Ross
Illustrated by Ashley Bryan

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what a wonderful world tim hopgood
What a Wonderful World
Words and Lyrics by Bob Thiele and George David Weiss
Illustrated By Tim Hopgood

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What a Wonderful World

Words and Music by George David Weiss and Bob Thiele
Illustrated by Ashley Bryan

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What a Wonderful World (Sing-A-Song Storybook)
Words and Music by George David Weiss and Bob Thiele
Illustrated by Renee Graef

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when marian sang
When Marian Sang
Words and Music by Various Artists
Text by Pam Munoz Ryan
Illustrated by Brian Selznick
This book is peppered throughout with songs that Marian Anderson sang throughout her wonderful life.
For an exploration of the book and the songs within it, click the title.

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Who Built the Ark? (Based on an African-American Spiritual)
Traditional Words and Music
Illustrated by Pam Paparone

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who built the ark rick brown
Who Built the Ark?
Traditional Words and Music
Illustrated by Rick Brown

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Whole World

Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Christopher Corr
(This book, published by Barefoot Books, includes a CD of the song sung by Fred Penner, pages of information for children about regions of the earth, and printed music)

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Words to My Life’s Song
Written by Ashley Bryan
Illustrated by Ashley Bryan

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Songs of Love, Compassion, Equality, and Good Wishes

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All Things Bright and Beautiful
Words by Cecil F. Alexander
Illustrated by Ashley Bryan
(This wonderful rendition of pictures from cut paper, includes a page of info about Mrs. Cecil Francis Alexander and printed music)
Click here for the Sing Books with Emily “All Things Bright and Beautiful” Refrain Poster Card:
all things bright and beautiful – refrain poster

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Imagine
Words and Music by John Lennon
Illustrated by Lynn Lancaster-Poh and Tilman Reitzle

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It’s a Small World
Words and Music by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
Illustrated by Joey Chou

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make new friends carry a tune smithsonian
Make New Friends (Smithsonian Carry a Tune)
Traditional Words and Tune
Additional Words by Smithsonian
Illustrated by Nan Brooks

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Make New Friends w chords GSSB
Make New Friends (Girl Scout Songbook Song Sheet with Guitar Chords)
Traditional Words and Tune
To view or print this sheet, click here:
Make New Friends w chords GSSB

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The More We Get Together
Traditional Words and Music
Illustrated by Caroline Jayne Church

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marsupial sue - Copy
Marsupial Sue
Words by John Lithgow
Music by Bill Elliott
Illustrated by Jack E. Davis

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This Land is Your Land

Words and Music by Woody Guthrie
With a Tribute by Pete Seeger
Illustrated by Kathy Jakobsen
This book, rich in detail, features printed music and a tribute to Woody Guthrie written by Pete Seeger.

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We All Sing with the Same Voice (As Seen on Sesame Street)
Words and Music by J. Philip Miller and Sheppard M. Green
Illustrated by Paul Meisel

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For more information about the Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation, click here:
www.tinnerhill.org

For more information about African American History Month, click here:
http://www.africanamericanhistorymonth.gov/

Many thanks to Nikki for her contributions to this list!

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Emily’s Repertoire Selections for Performance to Celebrate African American Music in Illustrated Song During Tinner Blues Festival at Mary Riley Styles Library, Saturday, June 11, 2016 from 11 am – 11:45 am
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2016/06/09/emilys-repertoire-selections-for-library-visit-to-celebrate-african-american-music-in-illustrated-song-during-tinner-blues-festival-at-mary-riley-styles-library-june-11-2016/

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Singable Picture Books Honoring the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/01/16/singable-picture-books-honoring-the-legacy-of-dr-martin-luther-king-jr/

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ASHLEY BRYAN
The Singable Picture Books of Ashley Bryan
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/06/06/the-singable-picture-books-of-ashley-bryan/

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PICTURE BOOKS (NOT NECESSARILY SINGABLE) WHICH EMBRACE MUSIC AS AN IMPORTANT AND ENRICHING PART OF OUR LIVES

https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/07/24/picture-books-not-necessarily-singable-which-embrase-music-as-an-important-and-enriching-component-of-our-lives/

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Fok Singer Josh White on History Detecitves (“Believe” and “If not now, when?”)

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For the Love of Ella – from MM’s Video Master Class of Classic Performances on YouTube (and the SPBs of Ella Fitzgerald)

https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/10/04/for-the-love-of-ella-from-mms-video-master-class-of-classic-performances-on-youtube/

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Video Master Class in Live Performance Assembled by Michael Miyazaki

https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/10/01/video-master-class-in-live-performance-assembled-by-michael-miyazaki/

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Singable Picture Books Celebrating February is African American History Month

https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/04/18/singable-picture-books-celebrating-african-american-history-month/

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Singable Picture Book Lists for Special Occasions & Interests

https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/song-book-lists-for-all-occasions/

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BLUES, THE BLUES
The Blues in Illustrated and Otherwise Musically Related Picture Books (yet another list inspired by Nikki)
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/03/29/the-blues-in-illustrated-and-otherwise-musically-related-picture-books-yet-another-list-inspired-by-nikki/

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BOBBY MCFERRIN
Bobby McFerrin in Singable Picture Books (Plus, the Music Instinct and Catching Songs) 
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/06/09/bobby-mcferrin-the-music-instinct-science-song-catching-songs-and-in-singable-picture-books/

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TOLERANCE AND COMPASSION
Singable Picture Books Celebrating Tolerance and Compassion (another list inspired by Nikki)
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/02/28/singable-picture-books-celebrating-tolerance-and-compassion-another-list-inspired-by-nikki/

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AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH

A list of Singable Picture Books that celebrate February is African American History Month
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/04/18/singable-picture-books-celebrating-african-american-history-month/

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MUSIC INSPIRED SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS COLLECTED BY SING BOOKS WITH EMILY ON PINTEREST

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BROWN BABY READS
Brown Baby Reads, a Website and Database Committed to Literacy for African American Children

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AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSIC IN ILLUSTRATED SONG

Singable Picture Books Celebrating African American History Month with Songs, Poems and Illustrations by Prominent African American Artists as well as Musical Picture Books Celebrating Important African American Musical Artists
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/04/18/singable-picture-books-celebrating-african-american-history-month/

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MARLEY FAMILY
The Illustrated Songs of the Marley Family
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2016/05/25/illustrated-songs-of-the-marley-family/

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ADVICE, GOOD ADVICE
Illustrated songs that dole out a healthy helping of sound counsel
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/02/13/illustrated-songs-that-give-good-advice/

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