In Your Hands

In Your Hands

Illustrated by: Brian Pinkney
For Ages: 4 - 8
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A black mother expresses the many hopes and dreams she has for her child in this powerful picture book masterpiece that’s perfect for gift-giving.

When you are a newborn,
I hold your hand and study your face.
I cradle you as you drift to sleep.
But I know that I will not always
hold your hand;
not the older you get.
Then, I will hold you in my heart
And hope that God holds you in his hands.
This Edition:
9781481462938 Hardcover $17.99 Atheneum Books for Young Readers September 12, 2017
Other US Editions:
9781481462945 Fixed Layout eBook $1.99 Atheneum Books for Young Readers September 12, 2017
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Carole Boston Weatherford
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Carole Boston Weatherford

Carole Boston Weatherford has written many award-winning books for children, including Caldecott Honor winners Freedom in Congo Square, Voice of Freedom, Fannie Lou Hamer: The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement, and Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom. Her recent books include In Your HandsThe Legendary Miss Lena Horne, You Can Fly: The Tuskegee Airmen, and How Sweet the Sound. Carole lives in North Carolina. Visit her at