How Sweet the Sound: The Story of Amazing Grace

By WEATHERFORD, Carole Boston

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9781481472067
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S. & S. Atheneum


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on April 1, 2018  |  Poetry

Gr 3–5—On board the slave ship Greyhound is rough-and-tumble British sailor John Newton, who, caught in a terrible storm and fearing for his life, recalls the events that brought him to this harrowing moment. Upon safely reaching land, Newton devotes himself to God and turns his life around. Later in life, Newton becomes a minister, speaks out against slavery, and pens the now-famous lyrics to "Amazing Grace." From here, Weatherford traces the evolution of the hymn, as it makes its way to North America, finds a tune, continues to grow, an...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on September 1, 2018

Spare rhyming text briefly touches on important life events of John Newton, an English slave trader turned abolitionist minister and the writer of ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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