Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us,
Sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us.
Written by James Weldon Johnson in 1900 to celebrate Abraham Lincoln's birthday, "Lift Every Voice and Sing" has become an anthem for African Americans in the struggle for equality.
Bryan Collier's vibrant, stunning artwork offers an inspirational and rousing interpretation of this powerful song that continues to influence and shape new generations of children today.
“Collier’s collage illustrations created with fabric and paint are expansive, sweeping completely over the spreads. Images are subtle yet evocative.”
-School Library Journal