The Creation by James Weldon Johnson
(25th Anniversary Edition)

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A beautiful new edition of a classic Coretta Scott King Award winner.

And far as the eye of God could see/ Darkness covered everything/ Blacker than a hundred midnights/ Down in a cypress swamp

Luminary JAMES WELDON JOHNSON'S poetic retelling of the story of creation from the Bible is gorgeously illustrated by celebrated artist JAMES RANSOME.

About James Weldon Johnson

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JAMES WELDON JOHNSON (1871-1938) was a civil rights activist and Renaissance man: variously, he was a lawyer, author, poet, songwriter, professor, and even a diplomat in Teddy Roosevelt's administration. Some of his most famous works include the anthem "Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing" and the novel The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man. JAMES E. RANSOME'S numerous accolades include a Coretta Scott King Medal, Coretta Scott King Honor Awards, and NAACP Image Awards.
Published October 2, 2018 by Holiday House. 40 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction