Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans by Kadir Nelson.
Kadir Nelson's Heart and Soul - the winner of numerous awards, including the 2012 Coretta Scott King Author Award and Illustrator Honor, and the recipient of five starred reviews - now features eight pages of discussion and curriculum material.
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.
Softcover, 112 pages. Recommended ages 8 to 11.
From the exhibition Imprinted: Illustrating Race in association with In Our Lifetime: Paintings from the Pandemic by Kadir Nelson on view June 11 through October 30, 2022 at Norman Rockwell Museum.