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What a Morning! The Christmas Story in Black Spirituals

by John Langstaff (selector)
Illustrated by Ashley Bryan

Published by Margaret K. McElderry, 1987
26 pages
ISBN: 0-689-50422-5

Age 3 and older

The Christmas story is told through a chronological arrangement of five Afro-American spirituals, lavishly illustrated by brilliant tempera paintings. Brief Biblical quotes accompanying each of the spirituals provide a religious context, while Ashley Bryan's shining iconographic portraits of a Black Nativity provide historical, geographical and emotional content.  © Cooperative Children's Book Center

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