Our Children Can Soar

Our Children Can Soar

by Michelle CookPat Cummings Shadra Strickland and others
Epub (Kobo - Fixed Layout), Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date: 15/04/2014
  $10.88

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.

ISBN:
9781619631168
9781619631168
Category:
History & the past: general interest (Children's / Teenage)
Format:
Epub (Kobo - Fixed Layout), Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
15-04-2014
Language:
English
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Publishing
Frank Morrison

Frank Morrison is the awardwinning illustrator of many books for young readers, including two Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor books, a John Steptoe New Talent Award winner, an NAACP Image Award winner, and a Society of Illustrators Silver Medal winner.

James E. Ransome

James E. Ransome is the illustrator of many books for children, including Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt, Let My People Go, and the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award winner The Creation.

James E. Ransome lives in Rhinebeck, New York.

Eric Velasquez

Eric Velasquez was born in Spanish Harlem and grew up in Harlem. He earned his BFA from the School of Visual Arts and has been illustrating for over 30 years. He has illustrated over 30 children's books; his first picturebook, The Piano Man by Debbie Chocolate, won the Coretta-Scott King/John Steptoe Award for New Talent. In 2010, Eric was awarded an NAACP Image award for his work in Our Children Can Soar, which he collaborated on with 12 notable illustrators of children's literature.

Eric also wrote and illustrated Grandma's Records and its follow-up Grandma's Gift, which won the 2011 Pura Belpre Award for illustration and was nominated for a 2011 NAACP Image Award. His latest book, Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library by Carole Boston Weatherford, won the 2018 Walter Award and Golden Kite Award and was an International Latino Book Award Honorable Mention. Eric lives and works in New York, where he teaches book illustration at the Fashion Institute of Technology.

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