In your Hands

In your Hands

Book - 2017
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Baker & Taylor
A mother conveys the dreams and prayers she has for her child.

& Taylor

An African American mother describes her dreams for her newborn son, her hopes for his future, and her prayers for his safety.
A black mother lyrically conveys the dreams and prayers she has for her child, in an evocative picture book ideally suited for gift-giving. By the Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator of Duke Ellington. Simultaneous eBook.

Simon and Schuster
A black mother expresses the many hopes and dreams she has for her child in this powerful picture book masterpiece that’s perfect for gift-giving.

When you are a newborn,
I hold your hand and study your face.
I cradle you as you drift to sleep.
But I know that I will not always
hold your hand;
not the older you get.
Then, I will hold you in my heart
And hope that God holds you in his hands.

Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c2017
ISBN: 9781481462938
Branch Call Number: JX FIC WEA
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,27 cm.
Additional Contributors: Pinkney, J. Brian - Illustrator


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LiztheLibrarian Feb 07, 2018

This book is a beautiful and somewhat heartbreaking prayer from a Black parent to their Black son. Like all parents this one wishes for all the wonderful things one wishes for their child, but also has to address the very real concern of injustice, bigotry, hatred, and violence that he will have to face.

ArapahoeMollie Jan 29, 2018

Black. Lives. Matter.

Rebecca_Kohn Jan 24, 2018

This is an uplifting, affirming, and powerful book. The combination of Weatherford's words and Pinkney's illustrations convey caring, compassion, and strength.

LibrLdyMapleValley Oct 05, 2017

This is so incredibly beautiful. I even teared up while reading the lyrical verse. Not to be missed.

JCLAllisonD Sep 29, 2017

Love this! Absolutely beautiful verse, typography, and illustrations.

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