Heart And Soul: The Story Of America And African Americans

Hardcover | September 27, 2011

byKadir Nelson

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Kadir Nelson's Heart and Soul is the winner of numerous awards, including the 2012 Coretta Scott King Author Award and Illustrator Honor, and the recipient of five starred reviews.

The story of America and African Americans is a story of hope and inspiration and unwavering courage. 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.

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 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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Kadir Nelson's Heart and Soul is the winner of numerous awards, including the 2012 Coretta Scott King Author Award and Illustrator Honor, and the recipient of five starred reviews.The story of America and African Americans is a story of hope and inspiration and unwavering courage. This is the story of the men, women, and children who t...

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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 ho...

Kadir Nelson won the 2012 Coretta Scott King Author Award and Illustrator Honor forHeart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans. He received Caldecott Honors forHenry's Freedom Boxby Ellen Levine andMoses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedomby Carole Boston Weatherford, for which he also garnered a Coretta Scott...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:108 pages, 11 × 11 × 0.45 inPublished:September 27, 2011Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0061730742

ISBN - 13:9780061730740

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Nelson effectively creates a voice that is at once singular and representative. A tour de force in the career of an author/artist who continues to outdo himself.