Award-winning illustrator Rafael López breathes new life to the famous spiritual with a bilingual adaptation of "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands" that celebrates the life of every young person in the world. The rhythmic verse and repetitive emphasis on "we" and "our" advocate for inclusive communities and promote unity and friendship all around the world.
"We've got you and you got me in our hands.
We have the whole world in our hands."
El galardonado ilustrador Rafael López le da nueva vida al conocido spiritual "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands" en una adaptación bilingüe en la que celebra la vida de todos los jóvenes del mundo. Los versos con la palabra "tenemos", que se repiten una y otra vez a través del libro, nos animan a creer en la inclusión y a promover la unidad y la amistad por todo el mundo.
"Tenemos el mundo entero en las manos.
Tenemos el mundo entero en las manos".
"¡Nos tenemos a ti y nos tenemos a mí en las manos!
Tenemos el mundo
About the Author
Rafael López uses his hands and imagination to create award-winning children’s books and murals around the world. He has been awarded the Pura Belpré medal from the American Library Association two times, for Drum Dream Girl and Book Fiesta. Born and raised in Mexico City to architect parents, Rafael grew up immersed in the rich visual heritage, vivid color, music, and surrealism of his native culture. He enjoys working hand in hand with children, librarians, and teachers to paint community-based murals in neighborhoods. Rafael divides his time and collects ideas in his studios in colonial San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, and downtown San Diego, California, where he lives with his wife and son. Visit Rafael López at rafaellopez.com.