Publisher description for Rock of ages : a tribute to the Black church / by Tonya Bolden ; illustrated by R. Gregory Christie.

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Counter In her moving homage to the Black Church, Tonya Bolden has written a poem spanning centuries of oppression, freedom, prejudice, and joy. From times when slaves worshipped secretly in fields at night to the grand city churches of today, the Church has been there to help its community, inspire its congregants, and teach us what is possible when people join together.

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Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: African American churches Juvenile poetry, African Americans Religion Juvenile poetry, Children's poetry, American, African American churches Poetry, African Americans Religion Poetry, American poetry