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Let it Shine: Three Favorite Spirituals (edition 2007)

by Ashley Bryan, Ashley Bryan (Illustrator)

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Title:Let it Shine: Three Favorite Spirituals
Authors:Ashley Bryan
Other authors:Ashley Bryan (Illustrator)
Info:Atheneum Books for Young Readers (2007), Hardcover, 48 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:African-American, Songs, Music, religious, non-fiction

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Let it Shine: Three Favorite Spirituals by Ashley Bryan




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"Let it Shine" covers 3 popular African-American songs. On each page you see a part of the lyrics and powerful illustrations in bright colors, which matches perfectly together. This book could be used to introduce kids to music and singing. When you browse the book you definitely feel like singing them, and I think this was also the purpose of Ashley Bryan, the author of "Let it Shine". ( )
  rgraf1 | Jan 28, 2013 |
The book uses three spirituals and is made with fitting, colorful pictures. I would use the book to tell the story of the song. I would use the book with pupils of different ages. With the older ones, I would maybe just show them the pictures and let them make out a story of it. Afterwards compare it to the text. With the younger ones, support them to understand the story. Pictures are colorful and nice. ( )
  bhellmay | Jan 27, 2013 |
3 spiritual songs as "This little light of mine", "Oh, when the saints" and "He's got the whole world" are illustrated with very colorful pictures, sculptures or just shapes that could, with imagination, also tell the story. Very nice for kindergarten to sing the songs together. ( )
  sabrina89 | Jan 23, 2013 |
Tis is a collection of spiritual songs like,"Oh, when the Saints go marching in". I'll recommend this book to children as it"ll contribute to their spirituality and also its a fun book book to read being that you can sing through the book. The colour and illustration draw you in to the excitement
  ogechukwu | Oct 2, 2012 |
The radiating collages that illustrate this book are its strongest feature, creating a mood to match each spiritual and emphasizing the light, restorative qualities of each. Use with younger children in a sing-along to really bring these songs to life. The historical significance of each may also be demonstrated through such interaction and consideration of the illustrations. ( )
  manich01 | Jul 9, 2012 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0689847327, Hardcover)

This little light of mine,

I'm gonna let it shine.

Let it shine,

let it shine,

let it shine.

With a kaleidoscope of color and cut paper, Hans Christian Anderson Award nominee and two-time Coretta Scott King Award winner Ashley Bryan celebrates three favorite spirituals: "This Little Light of Mine," "Oh, When the Saints Go Marching In," and "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands." The power of these beloved songs simply emanates through his joyous interpretations. Come, sing, and celebrate!

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Illustrated versions of three well-known hymns.

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