for Glorious Angels by Walter Dean Myers
Myers, a distinguished author of novels and biographies for teen readers and stories for young children, is also a poet and collector of antique photographic portraits. In the sepia-toned portraits in Glorious Angels, most children will be able to find at least one old photo close to their own heritage. Children need nurturing adults to love them; two sections focus upon mothers and fathers the world around. Children require a community to nurture them, and there is a section titled "Villages." Myers' first photo-poetry album, Brown Angels (HarperCollins, 1993), celebrated African-American children who lived almost a century ago. The elegant bookmaking of each volume underscores Myers' respect for all children of yesterday, along with his hopes for all children of tomorrow. His photos and poems are reminders that angels are in front of us today. (Age 3 and older)
CCBC Choices 1995. © Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1995. Used with permission.
This breathtaking companion volume to Walter Dean Myers' bestselling Brown Angels features turn-of-the-century photos of children from many different ethnic and cultural backgrounds, framed by loving, lilting verse that sings of the wonder and necessity of celebrating children around the world.
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