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Title How sweet the sound : the story of Amazing grace / Carole Boston Weatherford ; illustrated by Frank Morrison.
Author Weatherford, Carole Boston, 1956-
Publication New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, [2018]
Copyright date ©2018
Edition First edition.
Description 42 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Call # J 264.23 W
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary An incredibly moving picture book biography of the man behind the hymn "Amazing Grace" and the living legacy of the song Caldecott Honorwinning author Carole Boston Weatherford and award-winning illustrator Frank Morrison. One stormy night at sea, a wayward man named John Newton feared for his life. In his darkest hour he fell to his knees and prayedand somehow the battered ship survived the storm. Grateful, he changed his ways and became a minister, yet he still owned a slave ship. But in time, empathy touched his heart. A changed man, he used his powerful words to help end slavery in England.Those words became the hymn "Amazing Grace," a song that has lifted the spirit and given comfort across time and all over the world.
Subject Newton, John, 1725-1807 -- Juvenile literature.
Amazing grace (Hymn) -- Juvenile literature.
Newton, John, 1725-1807. (OCoLC)fst00001516
Amazing grace (Hymn) (OCoLC)fst01378216
Hymn writers -- England -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Hymn writers. (OCoLC)fst00965484
England. (OCoLC)fst01219920
Genre Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
Juvenile works. (OCoLC)fst01411637
Picture books.
Addl. Author Morrison, Frank, 1971-
ISBN 9781481472067
1481472062

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