Let It Shine

Simon & Schuster
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Let It Shine, by Ashley Bryan

Ashley’s brief author's note explains the importance of the Spirituals in the annals of American history; it is imperative to teach that these iconic songs originated from the African-American slaves.

This book introduces the Spirituals to young children with a fun, spashy presentation. Ashley’s love of the Spirituals “shines” through his exquisite, colorful, paper-cut collage images, illustrating three popular spirituals: Let it Shine, When the Saints Go Marching In, and He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands.