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He's Got the Whole World in His Hands by Kadir Nelson Dial Books for Young Readers September 2005 $16.99, ISBN 0-803-72850-6 Ages 4 and up

Kadir Nelson's radiant images are the perfect accompaniment to this beloved spiritual.

The Old African by Julius Lester Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney Dial Books for Young Readers September 2005 $19.99, ISBN 0-803-72564-7 Ages 9 and up

Based partly on a legend about Georgia slaves who walked across water to return to Africa, Pinkney's lush and haunting watercolor illustrations help add to the mystery and magic of the story.

Game Day by Tiki and Ronde Barber Illustrated by Barry Root Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers October 2005 $16.95, ISBN 1-416-90093-4 Ages 6-10

In their follow-up to By My Brother's Side, teamwork and perseverance are once again the Barbers' key themes.

Girls Hold Up This World by Jada Pinkett-Smith, photographs by Donyell Kennedy-McCullough Cartwheel Books, March 2005 $16.95, ISBN 0-439-08793-7 Ages 4-8

Intimate portraits and poetic and inspiring messages are the focus of this book that is dedicated to building young girls' self-esteem.
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Title Annotation:He's Got the Whole World in His Hands
Publication:Black Issues Book Review
Article Type:Book Review
Date:Sep 1, 2005
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