Our Children Can Soar

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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: $8.99 (Paperback -Highlights11 African American Achievers - 2009)

Our Children Can Soar: A Celebration and the Pioneers of Change

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

  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Lexile Measure: 260 
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 0.1 x 10.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces

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