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Let's clap, jump, sing, & shout; dance, spin, and turn it out! : games, songs, and stories from an African American childhood / collected by Patricia C. McKissack ; illustrated by Brian Pinkney.

McKissack, Pat, 1944-2017 (author.). Pinkney, J. Brian, (illustrator.).

Available copies

  • 34 of 35 copies available at SC LENDS.

Current holds

0 current holds with 35 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
AHJ - Hardeeville Branch J 305.896 MCK (Text) 30365101057421 Juvenile Non-Fiction Available -
Anderson - Anderson Main Library J 305.896 McKissack Pat (Text) 22960001505956 Juvenile Non-Fiction Available -
Anderson - Belton Branch J 305.896 McKissack Pat (Text) 22960001326791 Juvenile Non-Fiction Available -
Anderson - Westside Branch J 305.896 McKissack Pat (Text) 22960001505964 Juvenile Non-Fiction Available -
Beaufort - Hilton Head Branch J 305.89607 MCK (Text) 0530005904595 Juvenile Non-Fiction Collection Available -
Beaufort - Hilton Head Branch J 305.89607 MCK (Text) 0530005904611 Juvenile Non-Fiction Collection Available -
Calhoun - Main Library J 305.896 MCK (Text) 30102100696143 Juvenile Room Available -
Dorchester - St. George Main Library J 305.89607 MCK (Text) 30018004986903 Juvenile Non-Fiction Available -
Dorchester - Summerville Branch J 305.89607 MCK (Text) 30018004066664 Juvenile Non-Fiction Available -
Florence - Johnsonville Branch J 305.896 McKissack (Text) 33172006147100 Juvenile Non-Fiction Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780375870880
  • ISBN: 9780375970887
  • Physical Description: 173 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, 2017.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note:
From hand to hand : Hand claps -- Turn about : Jump rope rhymes and games -- Shake yo' body : Circle games and ring shouts -- Follow the drinking gourd : Songs inspired by the underground railroad -- Make a joyful noise : Spirituals, hymns, and gospel music -- Pearls of wisdom : Proverbs, psalms, and parables -- A word to the wise : Superstitions, fables, and mama sayings -- On program : Performance pieces inspired by African American writers -- On the porch or by the fire : Folktales and storytelling.
Summary, etc.:
Here's a songbook, a storybook, a poetry collection, and much more, all rolled into one. Find a partner for hand claps such as Eenie, Meenie, Sassafreeny, or form a circle for games like Little Sally Walker. Gather as a family to sing well-loved songs like Amazing Grace and Oh, Freedom, or to read aloud the poetry of such African American luminaries as Langston Hughes, James Weldon Johnson, and Paul Laurence Dunbar. And snuggle up to enjoy classic stories retold by the author, including Aesop's fables and tales featuring Br'er Rabbit and Anansi the spider.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 5 and up.
Grades Preschool and up.
990L Lexile
Subject: African Americans > Social life and customs > Juvenile literature.
African Americans > Games > Juvenile literature.
African Americans > Songs and music > Juvenile literature.
African American children > Juvenile literature.

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