Hold Christmas in Your Heart

African-American Songs, Poems, and Stories for the Holidays

Author: Cheryl Willis Hudson

Illustrator: Cheryl Willis Hudson

Interest Level:
Pre-K-3

Lexile Framework:
480L

Grade Level Equivalent:
2.8

Guided Reading Level:
L

Age:
4-8

Genre:
Poetry and Rhymes, Short Stories, Song

Subject:
African American, Christmas, Ceremony and Tradition

About This Book

Christmas means special family times are here — times of merriment, good cheer, and love. Cheryl Willis Hudson has compiled a wonderful book that celebrates this special time through a collecton of traditional African American songs, stories, and poems.

Works from legends such as Langston Hughes, Lucille Clifton, and Nikki Grimes (just to name a few) are perfectly complimented by rich illustrations from a number of renowned illustrators including, George Ford, Cal Massey, and Sylvia Walker.

About the Author

Cheryl Willis Hudson and her husband, Wade Hudson, co-founded Just Us Books, dedicated to providing African-American children with books and learning materials in which they cans ee themselves portrayed positively.


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