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The Creation



by
James Weldon Johnson
illustrated by
James E. Ransome

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Holiday House
Imprint
Holiday House
ISBN
9780823440252
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James Weldon Johnson, author of the civil rights anthem “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing,” wrote this beautiful Bible-learning story in 1922, at the height of the Harlem Renaissance. Set in the Deep South, The Creation alternates breathtaking scenes from Genesis with images of a country preacher under a tree retelling the story for children. The exquisite detail of James E. Ransome’s sun-dappled paintings and the sophisticated rhythm of the free verse pay tribute to Black American oral traditions of country sermonizing and storytelling: As far as the eye of God could see/ Darkness covered everything/ Blacker than a hundred midnights/ Down in a cypress swamp….
This beautiful new edition of the classic Coretta Scott King Award winner features a fresh, modern design, a reimagined cover, and an introduction of the remarkable life of James Weldon Johnson. Beneath the dust jacket, the case features a detail of Ransome’s beautiful night sky, spangled with stars.
Illustrator’s note. Nbr>Biographical note on James Weldon Johnson. Full-color illustrations.

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

40

Trim Size

7 1/2" x 9 1/2"

Dewey

E

AR

4.5: points 2

Lexile

970L

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

0.5

JLG Release

Jan 2019

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