Like Moses, brown baby Jesus would be a deliverer. Like Rahab, brown baby Jesus would save His people from destruction. Like David, brown baby Jesus would rule as a great king. Like the colorful threads that make up a beautiful cloth, Brown Baby Jesus brings together the characters and stories leading to Jesus—showing how God included many races and nations in the story we celebrate each year.
With an unconventional Christmas setting of Egypt and written in sweet, lyrical prose, Brown Baby Jesus is sure to become a holiday classic embraced by families of all races and backgrounds.
|Publisher:||The Crown Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||9.20(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.27(d)|
|Age Range:||3 - 7 Years|
About the Author
Ronique Ellis currently lives in Queens, New York, but grew up in the countryside of Jamaica and spent her childhood either tucked away reading or exploring the great outdoors of her little town. She considers herself a collector of sounds, smells, moods, and moments, which she then weaves into her illustrations. She has a BFA in computer art and animation from Syracuse University.
Read an Excerpt
Mary and Joseph made their way through the Egyptian marketplace with their brown baby Jesus in tow.
Jesus’s eyes took in the traders from near and far.
His little nose filled with the scents of fruit, bread, and spices.
His face lit up at the sight of children threading colorful clay beads.
Just weeks before, Magi from the east had visited the family in Bethlehem, bringing gold, frankincense, and myrrh to honor Jesus as the king of the Jews.