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A Band of Angels
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About The Book
A loving narrator shares the story of her great-grandmother Ella with her niece. Ella, the daughter of a slave, and the Jubilee Singers traveled all over the world singing the old sorrow songs, the songs of slavery. Their hard work raised funds to keep their college open and pave the way for thousands of students. This luminous, lyrical story is a poignant reminder that the old spirituals, or jubilee songs, stood for hope and freedom.
About The Illustrator
Raúl Colón has illustrated several highly acclaimed picture books including the New York Times bestselling Angela and the Baby Jesus by Frank McCourt and Susanna Reich’s José! Born to Dance, which received a starred review in Booklist. Mr. Colón lived in Puerto Rico as a young boy and now resides in New City, New York, with his family.
- Publisher: Aladdin (January 1, 2002)
- Length: 40 pages
- ISBN13: 9780689848872
- Grades: K - 4
- Ages: 5 - 9
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Awards and Honors
- ALA Notable Children's Books
- Booklist Editors' Choice
- Publishers Weekly Best Books
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- Book Cover Image (jpg): A Band of Angels Trade Paperback 9780689848872(6.5 MB)
- Author Photo (jpg): Deborah Hopkinson Photo Credit:(0.1 MB)
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More books from this illustrator: Raúl Colón
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