by Kwame Alexander, Illustrated by Kadir Nelson
Publication Date: Apr 02, 2019
List Price: $17.99 (store prices may vary)
Page Count: 40
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Parent Company: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
The Newbery Award-winning author of THE CROSSOVER pens an ode to black American triumph and tribulation, with art from a two-time Caldecott Honoree.
Originally performed for ESPN’s The Undefeated, this poem is a love letter to black life in the United States. It highlights the unspeakable trauma of slavery, the faith and fire of the civil rights movement, and the grit, passion, and perseverance of some of the world’s greatest heroes. The text is also peppered with references to the words of Martin Luther King, Jr., Langston Hughes, Gwendolyn Brooks, and others, offering deeper insights into the accomplishments of the past, while bringing stark attention to the endurance and spirit of those surviving and thriving in the present.
- Juvenile Nonfiction / History / United States / General
- Juvenile Nonfiction / People & Places / United States / African American
- Juvenile Nonfiction / Poetry / General
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