This moving nonfiction illustrated book, written in verse, illuminates the work and stories of African American midwives

This moving nonfiction illustrated book, written in verse, illuminates the work and stories of African American midwives. It’s empowering to understand their role in shaping generations, even as they were forced into slavery. A bibliography and photographs underscore Minter’s powerful artwork.

— Ryan Mita, Children’s Book Council

Over the past 70 years, the Children’s Book Council has developed from an organization created to oversee Children’s Book Week into an active and vibrant advocate for the children’s publishing industry.