Amistad Press / HarperCollins
Date: September 21, 2004
Reviewed: Hardcover Book & CD edition
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Children's song book w/ CD - Christmas [All Ages]
Notes: Holiday: christmas
O Holy Night: Christmas With the Boys Choir of Harlem
By Faith Ringgold,
Boys' Choir of Harlem
Holy Night" begins with Holy Scriptures about Christ's birth.
You may want to share this before you put on the CD, because once
it's on, the room comes to life. And when it's over, its way too
quiet - expect to hear this CD over and over. The Boys Choir of
Harlem is impressive to say the least - it's a wonderful CD.
art work by Faith Ringgold accompanies the lyrics of the Christmas
songs: "Silent Night," "O Come all Ye Faithful,"
"O Holy Night," "Hark the Herald Angels Sing,"
and "Joy to the World." The illustrations are simple in
design, bold in color and the characters are African American in
appearance. Ringold's art is truly unique.
Ringgold is known for both her books and her painted story quilts.
Her artwork is in permanent collections of many museums, and she
has received many awards, fellowships, citations and honors.
Boys Choir of Harlem is known around the world. For Thirty-five
years it has provided hundreds of inner-city children a chance to
discover their creativity.