The story of America and African Americans is a story of hope and inspiration and unwavering courage. In Heart and Soul, Kadir Nelson's stirring paintings and words grace 100-plus pages of a gorgeous picture book--a beautiful gift for readers of all ages, a treasure to share across generations at home or in the classroom.
Heart and Soul is about the men, women, and children who toiled in the hot sun picking cotton; 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.
Kadir Nelson's Heart and Soul--the winner of numerous awards, including the Coretta Scott King Author Award and Illustrator Honor, and the recipient of five starred reviews--is 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 striving for freedom and equal rights, African Americans help our country on the journey toward its promise of liberty and justice--the true heart and soul of our nation.
The paperback edition also features eight pages of discussion and curriculum material.
Author: Kadir Nelson
Publisher: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
Binding Type: Paperback
Size: 10.09h x 9.94w x 0.29d
Audience: Ages 9-12
Reading Level: 6.6
Point Value: 2
Interest Level: Middle Grade
Quiz #/Name: 147346 / Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans