Fort Worth, TX—Three Kings and a Star (October,
2005) is the latest offering from Urban Ministries, Inc.—one
of the first companies ever to contextualize the stories from
the Bible for African Americans through art, illustration and
prose. This vivid depiction of the wise men’s journey to
find the baby Jesus will captivate children of all races this
With exquisite, full 6-color illustrations, Three Kings and a
Star magically transports children to a long-ago time and a far
away land. The story’s simplicity and wonder is captured
on each page, from the instant Mary discovers she will have a
son to the moment the three wise men lay their gifts before the
The book’s author and illustrator, Fred Crump, Jr., understands
the great need for children’s books designed specifically
for the African American demographic. A public school art teacher
for more than 30 years, Fred has been the illustrator for more
than 40 books, including Little Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty,
Cinderella, and Favorite Bible Stories, all contextualized for
African American children.
UMI (Urban Ministries, Inc.), the largest independently-owned
African American religious media communications firm in the United
States, has been creating magazines, books, videos, DVDs, music
and crafts for the urban and African American communities for
Courtesy of The B&B Media Group.
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