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The Beatitudes: From Slavery to Civil Rights
by Carole Boston Weatherford

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    List Price: $17.00
    Format: Hardcover, 36 pages
    Classification: Children’s
    ISBN13: 9780802853523
    Imprint: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
    Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
    Parent Company: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
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    Book Description:
    Since the earliest days of slavery, African Americans have called on their religious faith in the struggle against oppression.

    In this book the Beatitudes — from Jesus’ famous Sermon on the Mount — form the backdrop for Carole Boston Weatherford’s powerful free-verse poem that traces the African American journey from slavery to civil rights.

    Tim Ladwig’s stirring illustrations showcase a panorama of heroes in this struggle, from the slaves shackled in the hold of a ship to the first African American president taking his oath of office on the steps of the United States Capitol.

    Readers of all ages will find this a book to return to again and again for encouragement and inspiration.

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