He's got the whole world in his hands

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Dial Books for Young Readers, Sep 13, 2005 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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An illustrated version of the well-known song that began as a spiritual and is now sung in churches, camps, schools, and has been recorded by opera singers, country artists, and children's performers.

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User Review  - npetzold - LibraryThing

This is a wonderfully illustrated take on the spiritual classic song, with city, school and community scenes reflecting a vibrant multicultural community. Read full review

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User Review  - Rsantoyo13 - LibraryThing

They took the song, he's got the whole world in his hands and made it into a book with great pictures. One problem I could see about reading this book out loud to a class room at a public school would ... Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Kadir Nelson began drawing at the age of three, and painting at age ten. He won an art scholarship to study at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. After graduating with honors, he began his professional career as an artist. He has worked with numerous companies including Dreamworks, where he served as the lead conceptual artist for Amistad and Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron; Sports Illustrated; Coca-Cola; The United States Postal Service; and Major League Baseball. In 1999, he started collaborating with several notable authors on a series of picture books including Dancing in the Wings by Debbie Allen; Ellington Was Not a Street by Ntozake Shange; and Salt in His Shoes by Deloris and Roslyn Jordan. He won a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award, a Caldecott Honor and an NAACP Image Award for illustrating Carol Boston Weatherford's Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom. He is the author and illustrator of We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball.

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