Back of Book:
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.
I received a copy of this picture book from Versify publishing in exchange for an honest review.
This is a serious and dynamic picture book that is a true ode to the struggles and triumphs of the African American people. The poetry is written with a deep and haunting style that readers will remember long after reading it. The illustrations by Kadir Nelson are sobering and inspiring. I loved the group of men and women that are featured within the pages. It shows readers many different heroes that made s stand for what they believed in.
This is the type of book that can open up conversations about so many important topics. It is the type of book that is rare and needs to be treasured and shared.
The back of the book has a note from the author as well as a list of the historical events and people that are featured in the book. This needs to be in every elementary and classroom library across the country.
Ages 6 and up