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Amazing Peace: A Christmas Poem by Maya…

Amazing Peace: A Christmas Poem

by Maya Angelou

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A poem that speaks of Christmas and faith and that peace that comes from believing in Christmas. ( )
  Maydacat | Jul 20, 2015 |
This poetic book beautifully beckons the world to peace during the Holiday season. Maya Angelou uses free verse to captivate the mind of the readers. The author begins the book with an ominous words such as "thunder, lightning and floodwaters". The illustrations in the book throughout the book slowly become more vibrant and alive with the turn of each page. The illustrations demonstrate this sense of coming alive together during the holidays. Christmas is portrayed by the author as this bright source of hope for humanity that brings peace and love throughout the world. I would use this book in my classroom during the Christmas season. I can use this book in my classroom to teach my students about the various ways that people celebrate Christmas throughout the world.
  magen.rauscher | Apr 21, 2015 |
Beautiful illustrations filled with families and children make this poem even more wonderful as it becomes more accessible to children. The poem orchestrates the Christmas theme into a love and hope that spans many religions!
  NEYM_RE_Library | Dec 3, 2013 |
Nice poem, pretty illustrations! ( )
  dukefan86 | May 29, 2013 |
A lovely, hopeful poem that transcends a single view of Christmas. Reminds me that peace is such a big concept...and it is both internal and external, and worth finding our way toward. ( )
  Lcwilson45 | Jan 1, 2010 |
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A Christmas poem, written for the lighting of the National Christmas Tree in 2005, celebrates the goodness of life, the value of peace, and the spirit of the season for those of all faiths.

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