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Amazing Peace
A Christmas Poem
Written by Maya AngelouAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Maya Angelou
Illustrated by Steve JohnsonAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Steve Johnson and Lou FancherAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Lou Fancher


· Schwartz & Wade
· Package · Ages All
· September 23, 2008 · $17.99 · 978-0-375-84150-7 (0-375-84150-4)

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Celebrate Christmas with the joyous poetry of the incomparable Maya Angelou. “Angels and Mortals, Believers and Nonbelievers, look heavenward,” she writes, “and speak the word aloud. Peace.” Angelou’s moving poem is a radiant affirmation of the goodness of humanity. First read at the 2005 White House tree-lighting ceremony, it comes alive again as a fully illustrated children’s book, celebrating the promise of peace in the holiday season. In this simple story, a family joins with their community—rich and poor, black and white, Muslim and Jew—to celebrate the holidays. This special package includes an audio CD of the author reading the poem aloud.

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Holiday Roundup, USA TODAY, December 4, 2008

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Maya Angelou was raised in Stamps, Arkansas. In addition to her bestselling autobiographies, including I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and The Heart of a Woman, she wrote numerous volumes of poetry, among them Phenomenal Woman, And Still I Rise, On the Pulse of Morning, and Mother. Maya Angelou died in 2014.

Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher have collaborated on many award-winning and New York Times bestselling picture books, including My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss, New York’s Bravest by Mary Pope Osborne, The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams, The Cheese by Margie Palatini, The Boy on Fairfield Street by Kathleen Krull, and Star Climbing.

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