Li'l Dan, the Drummer Boy: A Civil War Story (Hardcover)

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By Romare Bearden, Romare Bearden (Illustrator), Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Jr. (Foreword by), Maya Angelou (Read by)
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Description


A brave drummer boy marches along with Union soldiers in this powerful picture book.

Li’l Dan, an enslaved boy on a Southern plantation, loves to play his drum. When a company of Union soldiers announce that the slaves have been set free, Dan has no place to go, so he follows the soldiers, who make him their mascot. But Confederate soldiers attack, and Dan discovers that he is the only one who can save his friends.

About the Author


Romare Bearden (1911–1988) is internationally recognized as one of America's greatest artists and was a recipient of the President's National Medal of Arts. Bearden worked in many media, but he is best known for his collages. His work is included in museums and galleries throughout the United States, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. 

Romare Bearden (1911–1988) is internationally recognized as one of America's greatest artists and was a recipient of the President's National Medal of Arts. Bearden worked in many media, but he is best known for his collages. His work is included in museums and galleries throughout the United States, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. 

Henry Louis Gates, Jr., is the W.E.B. Du Bois Professor of the Humanities, chair of the Department of Afro-American Studies, and director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for Afro-American research at Harvard University. Among his many books are Colored People: A Memoir and Wonders of the African World. He won an American Book Award in 1989 for The Signifying Monkey.

Praise For…


Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee This touching tale, colored by the sensitivity and warmth of Romare Bearden's art, tells of an intense moment in history through the eyes of a child at freedom's door. How fortunate that this story was not lost forever. We loved it!
Product Details
ISBN: 9780689862373
ISBN-10: 0689862377
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: September 1st, 2003
Pages: 40
Language: English