No Mirrors in My Nana's House by Ysaye M. Barnwell
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A little girl discovers the beauty in herself--and the beauty of the world around her--not by looking in the mirror, but by looking in her Nana's eyes. Glorious bright pictures by Synthia Saint James show us how to see the beauty, and the accompanying CD of Sweet Honey In The Rock singing the song lets us know how to hear it.Ysaye M. Barnwell--a member of the popular a capella quintet of African American women, Sweet Honey In The Rock--wrote the music as well as the lyrics for the song. This breathtaking hardcover picture book and CD will inspire children and adults alike.
 

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DR. YSAYE M. BARNWELL is best known as a member of Sweet Honey In The Rock, an a capella quintet of African American women. She lives in Washington, D.C. SYNTHIA ST. JAMES wrote and illustrated The Gifts of Kwanzaa and illustrated Neeny Coming, Neeny Going by Karen English, which won a Coretta Scott King Honor for Illustration. She lives and works in Los Angeles, California.
 
Published September 1, 1998 by Harcourt Children's Books. 32 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books.

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“There were no mirrors in my Nana’s house/no mirrors in my Nana’s house/So the beauty that I saw in everything/the beauty in everything/was in her eyes/like the rising of the sun.” And so Nana’s house is magical;

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A member of Sweet Honey in the Rock, the a capella quintet of African American women, Barnwell brings musical cadences and bittersweet riffs to her first children's book. A girl grows up seeing the wo

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"A member of Sweet Honey in the Rock, the a cappella quintet of African-American women, brings musical cadences and bittersweet riffs to her first children's book," said PW .

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A girl grows up seeing the world through her Nana's loving eyes, rather than in a coldly objective reflection: ""There were no mirrors in my Nana's house/ no mirrors in my Nana's house/ I was intrigued by the cracks in the wall/ I tasted with joy the dust that would fall."" The image of herself t...

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