The Art of Michele Wood

h1 October 6th, 2016 by jules

Painting for “Jacob’s Ladder”
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Last week, I chatted here at Kirkus with illustrator Michele Wood about her paintings for Like a Bird: The Art of the American Slave Song (Millbrook/Lerner, September 2016), which includes text from Cynthia Grady.

Today, I’m following up with some paintings from the book.



Painting for “Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child”
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Painting for “Michael, Row the Boat Ashore”
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Painting for “The Gospel Train”
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LIKE A BIRD: THE ART OF THE AMERICAN SLAVE SONG. Copyright © 2016 by Cynthia Grady. Illustrations © 2016 by Michele Wood. Illustrations reproduced by permission of the publisher, Lerner Publishing Group, Inc.

3 comments to “The Art of Michele Wood”

  1. Thanks for the shout-out!

  2. Just read this one last week. The art is just absolutely stunning and so expressive–loved it!!

  3. Blessings. Please contact Michele Wood at

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