Beautiful Moon: A Child’s Prayer

Title: Beautiful Moon: A Child’s Prayer
Author: Tonya Bolden
Illustrator: Eric Velasquez
Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers (2014)
ISBN: 978141970792 
 
The picture book, Beautiful Moon: A Child’s Prayer, promotes themes of empathy, poverty and spirituality.
 
A boy says his prays under the light of a beautiful, full moon. Before praying for his family he prays for people unaware of the beauty of the “amber orb”. A homeless woman trying to keep warm, a commuter thinking of his military daughter, a man in a hospital unable to sleep and a family staring at their bare cupboards. Once finished the boy snuggles into his bed and “the beautiful moon goes on its way.”

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Beautiful Moon Resources

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Quebec Reading Connection: Beautiful Moon activities
The Brown Bookshelf: Interview with Tonya Bolden
The Children’s University of Manchester: Welcome to the Earth and Beyond
Tonya Bolden: Official website
Eric Velasquez: Official website
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