Amazing peace : a Christmas poem /

by Angelou, Maya; Johnson, Steve [ill.]; Fancher, Lou [ill.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, [2008]Edition: 1st ed.Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 25 x 28 cm.ISBN: 9780375841507; 0375841504.Subject(s): Christmas -- Juvenile poetry | Children's poetry, American | Christmas -- Poetry | American poetrySummary: A Christmas poem celebrates the goodness of life, the value of peace, and the spirit of the season for those of all faiths.
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Celebrate Christmas with the joyous poetry of the incomparable Maya Angelou. "Angels and Mortals, Believers and Nonbelievers, look heavenward," she writes, "and speak the word aloud. Peace." Angelou's moving poem is a radiant affirmation of the goodness of humanity. First read at the 2005 White House tree-lighting ceremony, it comes alive again as a fully illustrated children's book, celebrating the promise of peace in the holiday season. In this simple story, a family joins with their community-rich and poor, black and white, Muslim and Jew-to celebrate the holidays. This special package includes an audio CD of the author reading the poem aloud.

"Read by the poet at the lighting of the National Christmas Tree, Washington, D.C. 1 December 2005"--Copyright p.

A Christmas poem celebrates the goodness of life, the value of peace, and the spirit of the season for those of all faiths.

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Angelou's poem (first read at the 2005 White House tree-lighting ceremony) is about the promise of peace that the Christmas season brings, urging listeners to "look beyond complexion and see community." The luminous oil, acrylic, and fabric illustrations on canvas, depicting a snow-covered town, add concreteness to Angelou's words. A CD of Angelou reading the poem is included. (c) Copyright 2016. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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