To Be a Drum

Daddy Wes whispers to his two young listeners one morning the story of the 'drum', the pulse that has moved through the African people and through time and place.
Noemie Minqiu · 四月 24, 2020
  • Written by: Evelyn Coleman
  • Illustrated by: Aminah Robinson
  • Published by: Albert Whitman & Company
  • Suggested grade level: 2nd – 3rd

Daddy Wes tells his children Mat and Martha that the drum has long been a powerful symbol to their African roots, and shares with them how the drum was the underlying heartbeat of their people through slavery, war, and the civil rights movement. Full-color illustrations.

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