Children's Books

Li'l Dan, the Drummer Boy


By Romare Bearden 

Includes audio CD read by Maya Angelou

A brave drummer boy marches along with Union soldiers in this powerful picture book. 

Li'l Dan, an enslaved boy on a Southern plantation, loves to play his drum. When a company of Union soldiers announce that the slaves have been set free, Dan has no place to go, so he follows the soldiers, who make him their mascot. But Confederate soldiers attack, and Dan discovers that he is the only one who can save his friends.