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Heart and Soul: The Story of America and…
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Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans

by Kadir Nelson

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Spectacular history of African Americans in the US. Told in a deeply personal way yet still accessible and concise. Gorgeous illustrations. ( )
  ChristianR | Oct 20, 2017 |
The lush, exquisite illustrations of Kadir Nelson with the accompanying background of the journey of Black Americans from Colonial times through the Civil Rights movement and beyond is a must read book for anyone interested in American History and the most important accomplishments of Black Americans.

Never an easy journey, I came away with the reinforcement that we can never repay what needs to be paid. ( )
1 vote Whisper1 | May 1, 2017 |
I liked this book for many reasons. First, the illustrations were very powerful and enhanced the struggles of the Americans and African Americans throughout US history. The illustrations create an appropriate mood of the story by enhancing the struggle of each character as they fought for their equality, Another reason I enjoyed this book is that the book pushes readers to think about tough issues of equal rights. The book is heavy with important details of the fight for equal rights in America. The language in the book is clear for students to read but goes into the importance of these times in America. The big idea of the book is the struggle of fighting for equal rights in America. ( )
  mmilde1 | Apr 17, 2017 |
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 |
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Story of how African Americans struggled throughout the entire history of the United States.
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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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