HOW SWEET THE SOUND: African-American Songs for Children.
Edition: First printing.
New York: Scholastic, (1995) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of 23 songs, which "give readers a glimpse at the history of Blacks in America through their music." Includes songs from Africa, spirituals, work songs, gospels, jazz, blues, play songs, chants, soul, and popular music - illustrated by Cooper in oil wash on board. "Whether Cooper is depicting slavery, the civil rights movement, or scenes of daily life, he paints with reverence, infusing each scene with obvious love for and pride in his subjects." (Booklist) SIGNED and dated by the illustrator Floyd Cooper on the title page, with a small drawing. Recommended reading list, index. Large format. 48 pp. ISBN: 0-590480308.
Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated boards in a like dustjacket.