Hallelujah! (Paperback)


By W. Nikola-lisa, Synthia Saint James (Illustrator)

Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 9781442402249, 36pp.

Publication Date: June 8, 2009

List Price: 10.99*
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A sprinkle of stars

A flock of sheep

A shadowed wall.

A host of angels

A warmth of doves

A royal crown.

A father's smile.

A mother's touch.

And a black baby Jesus.

In a series of simple, evocative images, W. Nikola-Lisa takes readers on a journey toward the Nativity, with a black baby Jesus as its centerpiece. Synthia Saint James's vibrant colorblock paintings capture the mystery and anticipation of this journey and of the birth of a newborn king.

About the Author

W. Nikola-Lisa is the author of numerous award-winning children's books.  He is also a professor of education at National-Louis University in Evanston, Illinois. Nikola-Lisa lives in Chicago and you can visit him at nikolabooks.com.

Synthia Saint James is a corporate fine artist, art licensor, architectural designer, speaker, author, songwriter, and illustrator of thirteen picture books.  She lives in California, and can be visited at synthiasaintjames.com.