What a Morning!: The Christmas Story in Black Spirituals

by John M. Langstaff, Ashley Bryan, and John Andrew Ross

The Christmas story is told through a chronological arrangement of five Afro-American... read more

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. (Age 3 and older)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1987

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