Beautiful Moon A Child's Prayer by Tonya Bolden


Beautiful Moon A Child's Prayer by Tonya Bolden

In an unnamed city at night, a young boy wakes and gets out of bed to say his prayers. Outside his window a beautiful amber moon illuminates the city around him and all its inhabitants: a homeless woman bundled up on a bench, the father of a soldier who's been deployed overseas, an ill patient in the hospital and parents who cannot afford to feed their children. The boy says a prayer for all those around him and every member of his family, followed by a promise that he won't forget to pray again the next night. Critically acclaimed author Tonya Bolden teams up with award-winning illustrator Eric Velasquez to create a beautiful and unique picture book that celebrates the act of prayer and gratitude while highlighting the diversity of the world around us.


A good starting place for discussion, this will give youngsters a sense of those in need as well as what s worth praying for. --Ilene Cooper Booklist (11/15/2014)

About the Author

Tonya Bolden has written a number of books about the African American experience. Her work has garnered much praise, including the Coretta Scott King Honor Award and James Madison Book Award, among others. Eric Velasquez is the illustrator of numerous books, including Abrams' My Uncle Martin's Big Heart and My Uncle Martin's Words for America.

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32 pages


Tonya Bolden
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Publication date

1st November 2014



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