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No Mirrors in My Nana's House
     

No Mirrors in My Nana's House

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by Ysaye M. Barnwell, Synthia Saint James (Illustrator)
 

A little girl discovers the beauty in herself--and the beauty of the world around her--not by looking in the mirror, but by looking in her Nana's eyes. Glorious bright pictures by Synthia Saint James show us how to see the beauty, and the accompanying CD of Sweet Honey In The Rock singing the song lets us know how to hear it.Ysaye M. Barnwell--a member of the

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A little girl discovers the beauty in herself--and the beauty of the world around her--not by looking in the mirror, but by looking in her Nana's eyes. Glorious bright pictures by Synthia Saint James show us how to see the beauty, and the accompanying CD of Sweet Honey In The Rock singing the song lets us know how to hear it.Ysaye M. Barnwell--a member of the popular a capella quintet of African American women, Sweet Honey In The Rock--wrote the music as well as the lyrics for the song. This breathtaking hardcover picture book and CD will inspire children and adults alike.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
"A member of Sweet Honey in the Rock, the a cappella quintet of African-American women, brings musical cadences and bittersweet riffs to her first children's book," said PW. Ages 5-up. (Apr.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
From the Publisher

"Barnwell's resplendent, inspiring sentiments are a perfect read-aloud or sing-along, and readers will instantly warm to the joyous protagonist, taught by her Nana to celebrate life."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780152018252
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
09/28/1998
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.50(h) x (d)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

Meet the Author


DR. YSAYE M. BARNWELL is best known as a member of Sweet Honey In The Rock, an a capella quintet of African American women. She lives in Washington, D.C.

SYNTHIA ST. JAMES wrote and illustrated The Gifts of Kwanzaa and illustrated Neeny Coming, Neeny Going by Karen English, which won a Coretta Scott King Honor for Illustration. She lives and works in Los Angeles, California.

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5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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¿This book revisits the relationship that children have with their beloved grandmothers. It is a story that speaks to the innocence of children. It also reminds us of the insignificance that children put on things material when nurtured in an environment of love. Additionally, the faceless depiction of the characters allows the readers to envision themselves as the characters. Sweet Honey in the Rock adds melodious harmonies that elicit one's own childish enthusiasm for sing-alongs. It was a favorite of mine to share in the classroom and remains a personal keepsake.¿