Wednesday, April 4, 2012

A to Z Challenge: D is for Drinking Gourd

Title: D is for Drinking Gourd – An African American Alphabet
Written by: Nancy I. Sanders
Illustrated by: E.B. Lewis
Soft cover: 36 pages
Ages: 4-8
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
ISBN: 13:978-1585362936
Published: September 2007
Price: $7.95

Without the steadfast belief of abolitionists to end slavery the United States of America would not be what it is today. D is for Drinking Gourd – An African American Alphabet brings forth the journey of freedom and accomplishments through the alphabet and rhyme. Each keyword featured is accompanied with a historical description to the particular era, teaching about this pivotal time in American history.

From abolitionists to Zion the reader will find themselves soaking up all that history has to offer in this delightful combination of history and illustrations.

The mesmerizing words of Nancy Sanders and awe inspiring illustrations of E.B. Lewis will have you reading D is for Drinking Gourd – An African American Alphabet over and over again. Run, don’t walk and purchase your copy today to find out what is in between A and Z.

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Reviewed by Donna M. McDine. 

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Donna M. McDine
Award-winning Children's Author
The Golden Pathway ~ August 2010 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. ~ Literary Classics Silver Award and Seal of Approval Recipient and Dan Poynter's Global e-Book Awards Finalist


  1. Hi Donna! This is a good book to feature for your letter D post.


  2. What a fascinating alphabet idea, Donna. A most interesting post and I shall certainly be checking out further. Thanks again for introducing me to the A to Z Challenge.


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