THE CELEBRATION PLACE, published by InterVarsity Press (2021)
written by Dorena Williamson and illustrated by Erin Bennett Banks
A children’s book portraying the church as a celebration place for all, inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr and his message of equality. Learn more about the project in this video introduction by author Dorena Williamson.

Jerry Pinkney Children’s Book Award Finalist, sponsored by the National Black Book Festival (NBBF)

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“A glorious celebration of God’s body. For every child and every adult. Experience the joy!” — Michael O. Emerson, author of Divided by Faith, United by Faith, People of the Dream and Transcending Racial Barriers

“Dorena Williamson’s book echoes the beautiful picture in Revelation 7 of a multicultural body of Christ worshipping God together. Kids and adults alike need to see, learn, and value different cultures expressing their faith. The Celebration Place is a must for every church bookshelf.” — Michelle Ami Reyes, vice president of the Asian American Christian Collaborative and author of Becoming All Things: How Small Changes Lead to Lasting Connections Across Cultures

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