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.

Radio station WKPT will be broadcasting an upcoming show entitled “New books for Late Summer 2019” and they will review “The Women Who Caught The Babies”.

WKPT will be broadcasting an upcoming show entitled “New books for Late Summer 2019” and they are planning a review of the latest release from Eloise Greenfield entitled “The Women Who Caught The Babies”. The segment is scheduled for Tuesday, August 27th @ 10:04 AM. Additionally, they willgiveaway four copies of this book for their mid-morning radio contest.

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Informed by his own birth, Minter illustrates book about midwives

 

Bob Keyes of the Portland Press Herald writes ‘The Women Who Caught the Babies’ is a series of connected poems by Eloise Greenfield about midwives and their role in African-American culture. Read the full story here.

 

Portland artist Daniel Minter’s latest project is personal.

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. “It was the midwife who caught me, even after I managed to get mixed up and come feet first,” he wrote on Facebook.

The book is due out in September”