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Children's Prayers for America: Young People of Many Faiths Share Their Hopes for Our Nation
     

Children's Prayers for America: Young People of Many Faiths Share Their Hopes for Our Nation

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by Karlynn Keys Lee (Compiler)
 
Children's Prayers for America is a touching collection of prayers that were lovingly written and illustrated by children in response to the tragic events of September 11, 2001. It resonates with the power of hope in its most sincere form. Through these heartfelt prayers, you will discover the sincerity, forgiveness, and insight presented by children from

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Children's Prayers for America is a touching collection of prayers that were lovingly written and illustrated by children in response to the tragic events of September 11, 2001. It resonates with the power of hope in its most sincere form. Through these heartfelt prayers, you will discover the sincerity, forgiveness, and insight presented by children from around the United States. This thought-provoking gift book is filled with simple and prophetic voices that will touch your heart, make you smile, and keep you believing in the future.

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Children's Literature
Subtitled, "Young People of Many Faiths Share their Hopes for Our Nation," this book is a compilation from children across America following the September 11th disaster in New York City. The book contains the artwork and accompanying prayers from children of all ages. Beautifully reproduced in color, more than 40 pages represent the innocence, faith and fears of children. Lines like "Hope is greater than fear," underlie the feelings of encouragement to the people of America. Peace is gained from reading these feelings from innocent hearts, like those asking God to forgive those that have wronged us. As adults, we worry about the long-term effects of disasters such as this one on youngsters. Readers of all ages will find comfort and hope in the expressions of some of our youngest citizens. Allowing children the opportunity to express themselves is a positive step. 2001, Rising Moon, $9.95. Ages 4 to 12. Reviewer: Meredith Kiger AGES: 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
K-Gr 8-Sparked by the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, these 158 short prayers by children aged 5 to 15 are sweetly moving and sincere. Some are just a few simple words. Others are unusually mature in thought and expression. Some address the needs of the families who lost loved ones and seek to console them. Belief in heaven is prevalent. Some give thanks for the courage of the police and firefighters. Others ask for peace in the world. Some seek blessings for America. Some of the writers want help to become better, stronger, and more loving people. Most are addressed to God, but some are directed to the Virgin Mary and Jesus. Most have the names and ages of their creators. The majority appear in the children's own printing or handwriting, and are illustrated with brightly colored angels, crosses, flags, rainbows, hearts, suns, and stick figures. At the end are 50 adult prayers, one for each state, from the Washington National Cathedral. The only specific source cited for the children's prayers is the Pope John XXIII Catholic School in Scottsdale, AZ, and readers may want to know how the selections were collected.-Patricia Pearl Dole, formerly at First Presbyterian School, Martinsville, VA Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780873588126
Publisher:
Northland Publishing AZ
Publication date:
12/01/2001
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 8.02(h) x 0.23(d)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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Children's Prayers for America 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This books is beautiful! Every page reflects the heartfelt sorrow and confusion that we as a nation felt following the tragic events of September 11th. With each prayer, you'll get a glimpse of the heart of the American child. A must read.