Heart and Soul

Heart and Soul

The Story of America and African Americans

Book - 2011/09/27
Average Rating:
Rate this:
4
4
1
 …
Baker & Taylor
A Caldecott Honor winner presents the compelling and inspiring story of our country through the lens of the African-American experience. 100,000 first printing.

HARPERCOLL

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.

Supports the Common Core State Standards



Publisher: New York : Balzer + Bray, 2011/09/27
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780061730764
0061730769
Branch Call Number: J 973 NEL
Characteristics: 96

Opinion

From Library Staff


From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

j
JoanneTravis
Feb 01, 2018

A truly beautiful book to celebrate Black History month. The magnificent artwork of Kadir Nelson throughout the book highlights the stories of the struggles and journey of African Americans from slavery on through to the election of our nation's first black President.
Highly recommended for everyone.

l
LauraMcShaneCLE
Feb 14, 2017

Kadir Nelson chronicles milestones in the history of African-Americans - with striking images and a personal narrative.

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Feb 19, 2012

Heart and Soul gives us a true overview of African Americans from start to near finish with pictures that draw in readers from the cover onwards. This is the title every library should own. The book has heart. The pictures have soul.

jazs Nov 29, 2011

NYTimes Notable Children's book for 2011

Age

Add Age Suitability

blue_monkey_3158 Jan 27, 2015

blue_monkey_3158 thinks this title is suitable for 99 years and over

u
umimran
Mar 03, 2014

umimran thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 8

taracrean Mar 26, 2013

taracrean thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Feb 19, 2012

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

Summary

Add a Summary

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Feb 19, 2012

An old woman stands in front of a portrait in the Capitol rotunda in Washington D.C. Bent over she regards the art there, recounting how it was black hands that built the Capitol from sandstone. “Strange though . . . nary a black face in all those pretty pictures.” Looking at them you would swear black people hadn’t been here from the start, but that’s simply not true. With that, the woman launches into the history of both our nation and the African Americans living in it, sometimes through the lens of her own family. From Revolutionary War soldiers to slavers, from cowboys to union men, the book manages in a scant twelve chapters to offer us a synthesized history of a race in the context of a nation’s growth. An Author’s Note rounds out the book, along with a Timeline, a Bibliography, and an Index.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at ELPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top