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The President Sang Amazing Grace: A Book About Finding Grace After Unspeakable Tragedy (Hardcover)

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By Zoe Mulford, Joan Baez (Other primary creator), Jeff Scher (Illustrator)
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This book is for all of us—young and old, all races and ethnicities. The words and watercolors bring back that day in Charleston when “no words could say what must be said for all the living and the dead,” and President Obama lifted us out of despair by humbly singing “Amazing Grace.” Read the book, watch the video online, hear the song. Cry, and then share this with every child old enough to understand. There’s work to be done.

— Noreen

About the Author


Zoe Mulford is a singer/songwriter. She is based in Philadelphia and Manchester, UK. Jeff Scher is an Emmy Award–winning filmmaker, animator, and painter whose work is in the collections of major museums. He resides in New York City.
 

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"Following the 2015 shooting that killed nine African-American people at a Charleston, S.C. prayer service, President Obama read a eulogy before leading those gathered in song. When Mulford, a singer-songwriter, heard the president sing “Amazing Grace,” she wrote a song about the shooting and aftermath that was recorded by folk artist Joan Baez and animated by Jeff Scher. Adapted into a picture book, Mulford’s sensitive lyrics (“But no words could say/ what must be said/ for all the living/ and the dead”) accompany Scher’s wash renderings. . . . The title may well serve as a conversation starter . . . in discussions with children about tragic events. Back matter includes factual information about the massacre and biographies of the Emanuel Nine."

— Publishers Weekly


Product Details
ISBN: 9781944903848
ISBN-10: 1944903844
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Publication Date: September 24th, 2019
Pages: 40
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Created At: 2/9/2019 06:01am
Last Updated At: 9/21/2020 08:31am