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Hold them close : a love letter to black children  Cover Image Book Book

Hold them close : a love letter to black children / written by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow ; Illustrated by Patrick Dougher ; with photography by Jamel Shabazz

Thompkins-Bigelow, Jamilah, (author.). Dougher, Patrick, (illustrator). Shabazz, Jamel, 1960- (photographer.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780063036178
  • ISBN: 0063036177
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2022]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Contains bibliographical references.
Summary, etc.:
"Hold happiness, trials, and triumph close. Written by Your Name Is a Song author Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow with stunning collages by debut illustrator Patrick Dougher, Hold Them Close is a moving celebration of Black children. Children will see that if they look to their glorious past, embrace their present feelings, and reach for a bright future, there is much to hold close, and they can light up the world" -- Front jacket flap.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 4-8.
Subject: Black people > History > Juvenile fiction.
African Americans > History > Juvenile fiction.
African American children > Juvenile fiction.
Self-esteem > Juvenile fiction.
Happiness > Juvenile fiction.
Joy > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Picture books.

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  • 7 of 10 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at C.H. Booth Library - Newtown.


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