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The Creation (25th Anniversary Edition) - by James Weldon Johnson (Hardcover)

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Number of Pages: 40

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Sub-Genre: People & Places

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Holiday House

Age Range: 9-12 years

Book theme: United States, African American

Author: James Weldon Johnson

Language: English

Street Date: October 2, 2018
TCIN: 53704337
UPC: 9780823440252
Item Number (DPCI): 248-46-8626
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported

Description

An award-winning retelling of the Biblical creation story from a star of the Harlem Renaissance and an acclaimed illustrator

James Weldon Johnson, author of the civil rights anthem "Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing," wrote this beautiful Bible-learning story in 1922, at the height of the Harlem Renaissance. Set in the Deep South, The Creation alternates breathtaking scenes from Genesis with images of a country preacher under a tree retelling the story for children. The exquisite detail of James E. Ransome's sun-dappled paintings and the sophisticated rhythm of the free verse pay tribute to Black American oral traditions of country sermonizing and storytelling: As far as the eye of God could see/ Darkness covered everything/ Blacker than a hundred midnights/ Down in a cypress swamp. . . .

This beautiful new edition of the classic Coretta Scott King Award winner features a fresh, modern design, a reimagined cover, and an introduction of the remarkable life of James Weldon Johnson. Beneath the dust jacket, the case features a detail of Ransome's beautiful night sky, spangled with stars.

A Junior Library Guild selection!

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