'Twas the Night B'Fore Christmas by Melodye Benson Rosales
An African-American Version

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An African-American retelling of Clement Moore's classic holiday poem is complemented by lavish illustrations of an African-American family at the turn of the century.

About Melodye Benson Rosales

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Published October 1, 1996 by Scholastic.
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Her tweaking of the verses, adding dialect and atmospheric description (""Like tobacco leaves whipped by a hurricane"") joins with the art in creating a new setting, a small North Carolina farm at the turn of the century.

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