Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans

Nelson, Kadir.  Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans.  Illustrated by Kadir Nelson. Baltzer & Bray, 2011. This epic quest displays American history in all its glory and injustice from Colonial days to the day the aging Africa American narrator casts her vote for the first African American president. Nelson' fierce prose and his exquisite color oil paintings, many of them magnificent portraits of key leaders in the struggle for justice, give grandeur to this intimate telling. Honor Book for Older Readers 2012.


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