He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands

Kadir Nelson is one of the best contemporary illustrators out there as can be seen in this uplifting and glowing picture book. Use it to discuss African-American spirituals and their origins. Use it for facial expression and feelings, generating vocabulary from the pictures.  Create a class story to go with the pictures since the text is the title song’s lyrics.  Or simply read the book and spend time soaking in the art.

Advertisements

About aneducationinbooks

sharing my favourite must-read children's books for kids, teachers and parents
This entry was posted in Books with social studies links, Love that art, Picture books and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s