Warehouse SALE Our Children Can Soar (09)

Our Children Can Soar (09)

Our Children Can Soar (09)
Item No. 26539
ISBN-13 978-1-59990-783-3
Format Book Farm Bound
Subject Fiction Picture Black History Success
# of Pages 32
Size 9 1/8" x 10 3/4"
Author Cook, Michelle
Reading Interest PreK, K, 1, 2, 3
Series Singles and Picture Books
Publisher Macmillan
Date Published 2009
Dewey Decimal 920
Reviews / Awards Noted YES
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LIMITED STOCK AVAILABLE - Hurry While Supplies Last - - Poetic and spare, this inspirational picture book commemorates the US Civil Rights Movement and the pride of a nation as we hail our first African-American President. Rosa sat so Martin could march. Martin marched so Barack could run. Barack ran so Our children can soar. This is the seed of a unique and inspirational picture book text, that is part historical, part poetry, and entirely inspirational. It symbolically takes the reader through the cumulative story of the US Civil Rights Movement, showing how select pioneers' achievements led up to this landmark moment, when we have elected our first black President. Each historical figure is rendered by a different award-winning African-American children's book illustrator, representing the singular and vibrant contribution that each figure made. Lending historical substance, the back matter includes brief biographies of: George Washington Carver, Jesse Owens, Hattie McDaniel, Ella Fitzgerald, Jackie Robinson, Rosa Parks, Ruby Bridges, Thurgood Marshall, Martin Luther King Jr., Barack Obama. NAACP Image Award Winner for Outstanding Literary Work for Children “This resonant book was inspired by a simple yet searing phrase that celebrates the achievements of African-Americans, which was featured, in various versions, online and at rallies during the 2008 presidential campaign. A cohesive and affecting collective portrait.” ?PW, starred review “Celebration, inspiration, and connection are the themes that drive this big, handsome picture book with art by 13 leading artists… In their signature styles, many great artists are at their best here… The book’s message of hope will inspire parents and grandparents to share their memories and talk with children about the future.”— Booklist, starred review “All in all, a lovely and suitably moving commemoration.”—Kirkus Reviews “A perfect read-aloud to introduce a lesson on biographies or African-American studies.”–School Library Journal “This is a magnificent book. With sparse text and eloquent illustrations, Cook pays homage to African-Americans who paved the way for the civil rights movement which helped pave the way for the election of Barack Obama as President of the United States. The illustrations are by 13 amazing artists who capture the struggle for equality. Don't miss this one.”—Toledo Blade “This is the seed of a unique picture book that is part historical, part poetry, and entirely inspirational. Spare prose and vivid imagery make this a truly moving and accessible picture book to be savored by readers of all ages.” – The Happy Nappy Bookseller