The tapestry of American history is made up of countless threads marking the contributions of people from many different backgrounds and cultures. In D is for Drinking Gourd: An African American Alphabet, author Nancy I. Sanders highlights many of the remarkable achievements of and contributions from African Americans throughout our history.

Evocative watercolor paintings from acclaimed artist E. B. Lewis perfectly capture the spirit of each letter’s poem.

“True to each time period, the stirring illustrations, many in sepia tones with occasional bright colors, are packed with emotion, from the close-up of a woman stitching a beautiful quilt at home to the overview of the famous March on Washington.” -Booklist Review

Bestselling and award-winning author, Nancy I. Sanders, has published over 80 books including A Kid’s Guide to African American History and America’s Black Founders.

Available for purchase on Amazon. It’s also available to purchase at Barnes and Noble.