Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans
by Kadir Nelson, Illustrated by Kadir Nelson
- A Top 10 Book in the “Children’s Books from the 21st Century” Category
- A Top 150 Children’s Book
- A 2022 Top 100 Recommended Children’s Book
- 1 Time AALBC.com Bestselling Book!
- Coretta Scott King Award Winning Book 2012
- An NAACP Image Award Honored Book
Publication Date: Dec 23, 2013
List Price: $9.99
Format: Paperback, 112 pages
Target Age Group: Middle Grade
Parent Company: News Corporation
Kadir Nelson’s Heart and Soul — the winner of numerous awards, including the 2012 Coretta Scott King Author Award and Illustrator Honor, and the recipient of five starred reviews—now features eight pages of discussion and curriculum material.
The story of America and African Americans is a story of hope and inspiration and unwavering courage. This is the story of the men, women, and children who toiled in the hot sun picking cotton for their masters; it’s about the America ripped in two by Jim Crow laws; it’s about the brothers and sisters of all colors who rallied against those who would dare bar a child from an education. It’s a story of discrimination and broken promises, determination, and triumphs.
Told through the unique point of view and intimate voice of a one-hundred-year-old African-American female narrator, this inspiring book demonstrates that in gaining their freedom and equal rights, African Americans helped our country achieve its promise of liberty and justice—the true heart and soul of our nation.
- Juvenile Nonfiction / History / United States / General
- Juvenile Nonfiction / People & Places / United States / African American