… This slim book is insightful and thoughtful, and will speak to anyone interested in African American history, American history, birth history, or any and all. The Women Who Caught the Babies is an interesting book that will require many readings to fully appreciate…
Read the complete review here from the Manhattan Book Review
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“A unique, moving tribute to the women who caught the babies and continue to do so today”.
— Carolyn Phelan, ALA Booklist
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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.