Written by Tonya Bolden Illustrated by R. Gregory Christie
| From the Dust Jacket |
Tonya Bolden’s moving homage to the Black Church is a celebration that spans centuries of oppression, endurance, hope, and jubilee. From the days when enslaved men, women, and children worshiped secretly in fields at night to the grand and prosperous city churches of today, the Black Church has been there to help its community, inspire its congregants, and teach us what is possible when people join together.
Feeding the hungry, shielding the persecuted, providing a place where performers have tested their mettle, inspiring a movement – the Black Church has made an enormous contribution to American culture.
R. Gregory Christie’s arresting and beautiful artwork, done in acrylic and colored pencils, is a perfect complement to Tonya Bolden’s hearfelt poem.
»» NAPPA Honor Book
All Ages | 32 pages
Hardcover | Alfred A. Knopf | 2001 | ISBN: 0679894853
Paperback | Dell Dragonfly Books | 2003 | ISBN: 0440418003