Hold Christmas in Your Heart
African-American Songs, Poems, and Stories for the Holidays
Author: Cheryl Hudson
Illustrator: Cheryl Hudson
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Guided Reading Level:
Poetry and Rhymes, Short Stories, Song
African American, Christmas, Ceremony and Tradition
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.
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.