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Heart and Soul: The Story of America and…

Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans

by Kadir Nelson

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This book tells about the lives of African Americans and their journey to America, along with their lives after. This discusses their hardships, work, and home life with family. ( )
  mloya | May 3, 2016 |
It is a story and a voice that needs to be heard. Hard truths that are part of our history from Colonial Times through the Civil Rights movement. This is a story that can be used to share with even early elementary students.

Curricular connections: Oral Histories and Your Community. What is the history of your community? What can the elders in your community tell you?
resources of the Oral History Association valuable in guiding and planning your work: http://www.oralhistory.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page . ( )
  sanm277 | Feb 4, 2016 |
A story of hope and inspiration on America and African Americans. This story describes the history of what it was like for men, women, and children who worked for their masters. It's about a time period where there was heartache, discrimination, and determination.
  angoneal | Dec 6, 2015 |
This book has such beautiful pictures that draw the reader into them. The print is large and easy to read. The color scheme on every page helps the readers eyes focus on the material. Love, love, love this book! ( )
  ChanteSM07 | Oct 28, 2015 |
This is the story about an America that few wish to revisit. The viewpoint is given from the perspective of a 100 year old African-American woman. It's a story of discrimination and broken promises, hatred and violence. It is also our great nation's history of courage and hope, determination and landmark triumphs.
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  cm37107 | Mar 5, 2015 |
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Story of how African Americans struggled throughout the entire history of the United States.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0061730742, Hardcover)

The story of America and African Americans is a story of hope and inspiration and unwavering courage. But it is also the story of injustice; of a country divided by law, education, and wealth; of a people whose struggles and achievements helped define their country. This is the story of the men, women, and children who toiled in the hot sun picking cotton for their masters; 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, one of this generation’s most accomplished, award-winning artists, has created an epic yet intimate introduction to the history of America and African Americans, from colonial days through the civil rights movement. Written in the voice of an “Everywoman,” an unnamed narrator whose forebears came to this country on slave ships and who lived to cast her vote for the first African American president, heart and soul touches on some of the great transformative events and small victories of that history. This inspiring book demonstrates that in gaining their freedom and equal rights, African Americans helped our country achieve its promise of liberty and justice—the true heart and soul of our nation.

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An simple introduction to African-American history, from Revolutionary-era slavery up to the election of President Obama.

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