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The following books may be ordered on-line from Goldenrod Music a Women's Music Distribution Company.

We are One

We Are One

by Dr. Ysaye M. Barnwell,  illus. Brian Pinkney, Harcourt 2008
Bok Book Award
Winner of the 2008 Frances and Wesley Bock Book Award for Children's Literature.

A poetic tribute to community,  togetherness, and diversity told in the  universal language of music. This hard  cover book is accompanied by a cd that features the exquisite song "We Are..."  

Buy from Goldenrod Music, Amazon or your local book store.

No Mirror in My Nana's House

No Mirrors in my Nana's House

by Ysaye M. Barnwell, illust. by Synthia Saint James, Harcourt Brace, 1998 / CD included: Sweet Honey In The Rock sings the song and the author reads the text.

Buy from Goldenrod Music, Amazon or your local bookstore.


UM HMM: A Feast of African American stories and songs for Children

Performed by Ysaye M. Barnwell, SoundsTrue / Windhorse Prod., 2000


CONTINUUM:The First Songbook of Sweet Honey In The Rock

ed. Ysaye M. Barnwell with Sweet Honey In The Rock, Contemporary A Cappella Press, 2000 dist. by Hal Leonard.

Goldenrod Music
Mainely A Cappella/Contemporary A Cappella Press