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ISBN-10: 0997772077
ISBN-13: 9780997772074
Publisher: Alazar Press
Publish Date: 09/01/2019
Dimensions: 11.10" L, 8.90" W, 0.60" H

The Women Who Caught the Babies: A Story of African American Midwives

Illustrator: Daniel Minter

Hardcover

Price: $17.95

Overview

The Women Who Caught the Babies highlights important aspects of the training and work of African-American midwives and the ways in which they have helped, and continue to help, so many families by “catching” their babies at birth. The blend of Eloise Greenfield’s poetry and Daniel Minter’s art evokes heartfelt appreciation of the abilities of African-American midwifes over the course of time. The poem “Africa to America” begins the poetic journey. The poem “The Women” both heralds the poetry/art pairing and concludes it with a note of gratitude. Also included is a piece titled “Miss Rovenia Mayo,” which pays tribute to the midwife who caught newborn Eloise.

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"... the verses capture the powerful, loving, and unwavering work of these women, who guided humans into the world "with gentle, loving hands." The verses are accompanied by Minter's dramatic portraits ... of women and babies ... filled with symbolic patterns and images." – Julie Danielson, "Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast"
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Details

ISBN-10: 0997772077
ISBN-13: 9780997772074
Publisher: Alazar Press
Publish Date: 09/01/2019
Dimensions: 11.10" L, 8.90" W, 0.60" H
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