Praise Song for the Day (Hardcover)

By Elizabeth Alexander, David Diaz (Illustrator)

Katherine Tegen Books, 9780061926631, 32pp.

Publication Date: February 21, 2012



Praise Song for the Day was commissioned for the inauguration of President Barack Obama. These inspiring words by award-winning poet Elizabeth Alexander celebrate all that has made America what it is today and challenge us--as individuals, as communities, as a nation--to continue working toward the dream of a better world for all.

Together with spectacular illustrations by Caldecott Award-winning illustrator David Diaz, Praise Song for the Day reminds us that we are an ever-evolving nation fueled by hope, freedom, perseverance, and love.

Praise For Praise Song for the Day

“A moving pictorial elegy.”
-Publishers Weekly

“With the 2012 presidential election coming up, it is good to look back and recall the historical significance of the 2008 vote that resulted in the election of our first African American president. This is a book that can and should make that happen.”
-School Library Journal