President Sang Amazing Grace: A Book About Finding Grace After Unspeakable Tragedy

president sang amazing grace

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Illustrator
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Cameron September 2019
Curriculum
Social Studies Curriculum

Lyrical account of the day President Obama sang with a grieving nation following the 2015 shooting in a black church in Charleston, South Carolina

When nine people were killed in a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, in 2015, the nation grieved as one, and when President Barack Obama sang “Amazing Grace” during his eulogy for Reverend Clementa Pinckney, it was acknowledged as one of the most powerful moments of his presidency. Singer/songwriter Zoe Mulford was so moved that she wrote the song “The President Sang Amazing Grace,” which was then illustrated by filmmaker and painter Jeff Scher for a video that has been viewed countless times. This book presents the lyrics to the song, Scher’s paintings, excerpts from Obama’s eulogy, biographies of those who were killed, historical context, and sheet music.---from the publisher 40 pages                            978-1944903848                             Ages 5-8

Keywords:  president, tragedy, song, grief, leadership, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old, 8 year old

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