Michelle Cook (A) and the following Contributing Illustrators: A.G. Ford, Bryan Collier, Charlotte Riley-Webb, Cozbi Cabrera, Diane Dillon, E.B. Lewis, Eric Velasquez, Frank Morrison, James Ransome, Leo Dillon, Pat Cummings, R. Gregory Christie, Shadra, E. B. Lewis, Marian Wright Edelman (Introduction)
List Price: $7.99 (Hardcover - Highlights 11 African American Achievers - 2009)
Ashay's Price: $7.99
Description: Showcasing the art of 13 artists, 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.
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 picture book that is part historical, part poetry, and entirely inspirational. It takes the reader through the cumulative story of the US Civil Rights Movement, expanding the popular slogan beyond these three heroes to include more key players in the struggle for equality. Spare prose and vivid imagery make this a truly moving and accessible picture book to be savored by readers of all ages. (32 pgs) All Ages
Ashay says,"I heard this poem right before President Barack Obama's swearing in and I was so happy to see it published into a children's book. Agreed, I think this book will inspire young people, but it will also encourage them to envison themselves making positive change in the world and to reach for their higher calling. I love the beginning words ... Our Ancestors fought. Great book get it for the classroom."
Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 9.2 x 0.6 inches
Shipping Weight: 8.2 ounces