December 12, 2016
What a Morning! The Christmas Story in Black Spirituals
selected and edited by John Langstaff
illustrated by Ashley Bryan
The five spirituals collected here tell the story of the Nativity in chronological order, from the birth of Jesus to the visit of the Wise Men. Simple arrangements for piano and guitar make it ideal for small choirs. The highlight is Bryan's vibrant paintings with their multiracial cast of characters.