Glorious Angels: A Celebration of Children

by Walter Dean Myers

Myers, a distinguished author of novels and biographies for teen readers and stories... read more

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)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1995

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