Every Man Heart Lay Down (Hardcover)

By Lorenz Graham, Colleen Browning (Illustrator)

Boyds Mills Press, 9781563971846, 48pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 1993

List Price: 19.95*
* Individual store prices may vary.


Here is the story of the birth of Jesus retold in the idiom of Liberians newly acquainted with the English language. To the storytellers of Liberia, Bible stories become poems, or spoken songs. So it is with this simple and tender version of the Nativity. Long out of print, this special picture book is available again to a new generation of readers.

About the Author

Lorenz Graham was an award-winning author, teacher, and social worker. He spent much of his life traveling and writing, trying to engender a greater understanding of African and African-American culture. His other books include South Town, John Brown: A Cry for Freedom, and I, Momolu.

Colleen Browning is a well-known artist whose paintings hang in many public collections. She is a member of the National Academy of Design and has won several awards. Ms. Browning's work has been featured in many solo exhibitions. She divides her time between Grenada and New York City.