The poem ‘Africa to America’ begins the poetic journey. The archival photographs that appear in this book were digitally captured from a film called All my babies…a midwife’s own story by documentary filmmaker George C. Stoney. The Women Who Caught The Babies: A Story of African American Midwives, Hardcover – Picture Book, September 1, 2019. Minter has illustrated dozens of children books, and his art is collected by museums across the country. The introduction does an excellent job condensing such a weighty subject into just a few short paragraphs, while the poems tell the real story. Selected in the category--Graphic Novels & Illustrated Texts." Brings more light on the struggle of African American women in US history. by Eloise Greenfield; illustrated by Daniel Minter. The book then switches to poetry and stunningly beautiful illustrations—with vignettes from lives of midwives during slavery, emancipation, and today." Great book. "The Women Who Caught the Babies highlights important aspects of the training and work of African-American midwives and the ways in which they have helped, and continue to help, so many families by ‘catching’ their babies at birth. The effect is poignant and moving [as familiar patterns develop]: household chores, school life and socials, encounters with prejudice, love of family, pride of heritage. Created by TeachingBooks. Buy ‘Thinker’: https://bit.ly/2MwwjCO Find out all about our wonderful author, Eloise Greenfield! She is a member of the National Literary Hall of Fame for Writers of African Descent, and last year received the Coretta Scot King-Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement. The Honey I Love poem was first published in 1978 in Honey, I Love and Other Love Poems by Eloise Greenfield. Posts Tagged: Eloise Greenfield Freedom Knows Who We Are: Talking with Kelly Harris-DeBerry. Eloise Greenfield (Corey Champagne) by CoreyChampagneTV 6 years ago 1 minute, 7 seconds 5,450 views In Honor Educator Resources for Eloise Greenfield Learn how Eloise Greenfield uses rhythm to make her poems and stories come alive. ‘In those rural areas, you just did not have access to a hospital, for one thing,’ Minter said in an interview. Minter has illustrated a new children’s book by the esteemed African-American children’s book author and poet Eloise Greenfield, ‘The Women Who Caught the Babies: A Story of African American Midwives.’ Minter was born at home in Ellaville, a rural community in west-central Georgia in what he describes as a long and difficult birth. Blacks and people of other races were treated unfairly based on the color of their skin. Excellent historical book on how midwives have assisted in birthing babies from our time in Africa up to today, with photographs. I especially like the new technology with the book that allows the author to read portions of the book with a scanner. Fascinating pictures. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Children’s author Eloise Greenfield was born in Parmele, North Carolina, and raised in Washington, DC. Her impressive list of books for young people includes The Friendly Four, a Texas 2x2 Reading List book for 2007, and In the Land of Words, an NCTE 2005 Notable Children’s Book in the Language Arts, both illustrated by Jan Spivey Gilchrist, as well as Honey, I Love and Other … It has been carried across the Atlantic, kept alive and passed down from healer to healer, continuing through slavery and spread throughout the African diaspora. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. Many of the illustrations in the book are recent paintings that fit the theme. Marriage, two children (named Monica and Steve), and a full time civil service job might have made another person abandon writing, … —, "This moving nonfiction illustrated book, written in verse, illuminates the work and stories of African American midwives. Eloise Greenfield brings poetic grace in her telling the story of the midwife who "caught her" in her small home town community in North Carolina decades ago. She loved music, movies, and books. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. Africa Dream is a Coretta Scott King Award winner. Feast on this smorgasbord of poems about eating and cooking, exploring our relationships with food. The poem “Africa to America" begins the poetic journey. The poem ‘The Women’ both heralds the poetry/art pairing and concludes it with a note of gratitude. I like that the book is hardback and the images on the dust cover are also on the book itself; however, the content is lacking. It takes you back in time and brings you to today. I think it’s wonderful books like this exist to teach readers about this rich tradition of African American midwives. The first poem, ‘The Women,’ sets the tone: ‘They caught the babies, / and catch them still, / welcome them into the world, / for loving.’ Other poems are set during the voyage to America, in the period shortly after emancipation, in the early 1900s, and in the early 2000s. Delivered by Midwives: African American Midwifery in the Twentieth-Century South, LISTEN TO ME GOOD: THE STORY OF AN ALABAMA MIDWIFE (WOMEN & HEALTH C&S PERSPECTIVE), Battling Over Birth: Black Women and the Maternal Health Care Crisis, Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty, Reproductive Justice (An Introduction) (Volume 1), Working the Roots: Over 400 Years of Traditional African American Healing, Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story, Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines, Birthing from Within: An Extra-Ordinary Guide to Childbirth Preparation, The Body Is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love, Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present, "The press announced the September 2019 release of, "This unique picture book begins with historic background on the work of midwives, written in prose that is accessible to young readers and accompanied by archival photographs. ‘We would be really disconnecting ourselves from our own creation if we did not have midwives,’ he said." The art is filled with blues, yellows, and reds, and creates a cohesive theme that permeates the entire book. These are just some of Eloise Greenfield's many awards.Daniel Minter is a painter and illustrator. Also fascinating are the photographs scattered throughout, which truly give readers a glimpse of African American midwives. I bought this book as a gift for my OBGYN after delivery. In this story, and in many memoirs, the … Demonstrate the Strategy Say: Think aloud. Please try again. KIRKUS REVIEW. Eloise Greenfield, Author, Floyd Cooper, Author, Brenda Jackson, Author Philomel Books $5.95 (32p) ISBN 978-0-399-22106-4 Tamika misbehaves to test the limits of her grandfather's patience. National Black Midwives Alliance National Association to Advance Black Birth Sista Midwife Productions Black Mamas Matter Alliance Sister Song" — Charnaie Gordon, Here We Read, "Long before there were obstetricians and high-risk hospitals, most pregnancies were overseen by midwives. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Her first published poem appeared in the. Other than the introduction, all of the book is told in unrhymed lines, bits and pieces of history interwoven with more intimate narratives. Then, one day, Eloise wakes up and becomes ashamed of the way she has treated her mother. The book closes with a poem about the midwife Miss Rovenia Mayo who caught Eloise Greenfield herself on the evening of May 17, 1929. What happens when the family closes the front door and leaves the house for an outing? Our family had been living in two rooms of a three-story house when Mama and Daddy saw the newspaper article telling of the plans to build it. The book opens with a beautiful and informative five-page introduction by author Eloise Greenfield. Her feelings have evolved. Show: Model. Renowned children’s book author Eloise Greenfield opens her latest title with a note to readers, “I want to take you back only as far as the Africa of a few hundred years ago. Explain: How this will help them as a reader. Eloise Greenfield‘Three [African-American] women—grandmother, mother, daughter—recall significant aspects of their respective childhoods [from the 1800s through the 1950s]. The name of this short story is called “A Play.” It is a true story about when the author was in fifth grade. Easy interesting read. AMAZON BARNES & NOBLE LOCAL BOOKSELLER GET WEEKLY BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS: Email Address Subscribe. —, "Through words and images, this unusual book of verse celebrates the long tradition of African American midwives guiding babies into the world ‘with gentle, loving hands.’ The book opens with Greenfield’s prose introduction to midwives’ work, their education, and their sense of dedication to a calling. 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