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McKissack, Patricia C., Compiler

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

(2) K-3 Illustrated by Brian Pinkney. From hand-claps and jump-rope rhymes; spirituals, gospel lyrics, and Bible stories; to proverbs, poetry, and folktales, this impressive and cohesive collection provides an informal history of African American life as well as something of a memoir for McKissack. With close to one hundred selections, the book might seem formidable, but the design is spacious and lightened by Pinkney's swirling ink and watercolor decorations. Bib., ind.

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