The Creation

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Holiday House, 1994 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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An beautifully illustrated rendition of a 1927 poem by a famous member of the Harlem Renaissance tells of God's creation of the world up to the making of man, capturing the rhythms and cadences of African-American folktales and country sermons.

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I rated this a 2 start because its only good for those who believe that god created the world. This story is basically in detail of how god created the world and showing visuals along with the story ... Read full review

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I rated this a 2 start because its only good for those who believe that god created the world. This story is basically in detail of how god created the world and showing visuals along with the story ... Read full review

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About the author (1994)

Born in Jacksonville Fla. in 1871, James Weldon Johnson was one of the leaders of the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s. His career was varied and included periods as a teacher, lawyer, songwriter (with his brother J. Rosamond Johnson), and diplomat (as United States Consul to Puerto Cabello, Venezuela, from 1906 to 1909). Among his most famous writings are Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man, published anonymously in 1912, and God's Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons in Verse (1927), the winner of the Harmon Gold Award. He was also editor of several anthologies of African-American poetry and spirituals, and in 1933 his autobiography, Along This Way, was published. He served as Secretary to the NAACP from 1916 to 1930 and was a professor of literature at Fisk University in Nashville from 1930 until his death in 1938.

James Ransome's work has appeared in nearly fifty books for children, including Uncle Jed's Barbershop, a Coretta Scott King Honor Book, and This Is the Dream. His highly acclaimed illustrations for Let My People Go: Bible Stories Told by a Freeman of Color won the NAACP Image Award. He teaches illustration at Syracuse University and lives in Rhinebeck, New York, with his family.

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