A Christmas Carol
Characters illustrated as Black Victorians!
Charles Dickens’ complete and unabridged holiday classic comes to life in vibrant illustrations depicting favorite characters as Black Victorians. It’s 1843. Ebenezer Scrooge disdains Christmas. It’s a waste of time, resources and working hours. Scrooge scowls at his employee Bob Cratchit, his nephew Fred and even street children, who scramble out of his way. He is an unloved man … until one fateful Christmas Eve.
Washington DC artist Francine Haskins illustrates more than a dozen scenes with Ebenezer Scrooge, Jacob Marley, Mr. and Mrs. Fezziwig, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim and the Christmas Ghosts as you have never seen.
What do Ossie Davis, Redd Foxx, Whoopi Goldberg, Gregory Hines, James Earl Jones, Daniel Kauluuya, Jenifer Lewis, Jesse L. Martin, Cicely Tyson, Craig Wallace and Alfre Woodard have in common? A special Afterword essay by Kyra E. Hicks highlights nearly 150 African Americans, Black British and Canadian actors, directors and playwrights who have performed A Christmas Carol over the last century – demonstrating that this classic belongs to us all.
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