One of the loveliest picture books out there actually debuted over five years ago. It is called The Beatitudes: From Slavery to Civil Rights, by Carole Boston Weatherford, and it is a book both quiet and powerful.
Though it is a brief 32 pages, this book spans a lifetime of struggles and desires–from the brutal days of the middle passage, to Harriet Tubman bravely leading slaves to freedom, to Barack Obama taking office as the first African American president in United States history.
All of this power, glory and “story” is set against the backdrop of one of the most momentous lessons from the bible: The Beatitudes.
Readers familiar with the bible will hear, through Ms. Weatherford’s powerful prose, God speaking to African Americans and demonstrating how He has been active in their destiny since the beginning. She writes:
Best wishes and happy reading,