We Shall Overcome: The Story of a Song

Levy, Debbie. We Shall Overcome: The Story of a Song. Illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton. Jump at the Sun Books, 2013. We Shall Overcome. "When people sing out, they can change the world" Widely known as a Civil Rights anthem, the song has along history starting in "slavery times" when enslaved people sang out "I do believe, I'll be alright some day". From gospel, to the labor movement, to the civil rights struggles, the song evolved, gave courage, focused attention, and became a collective anthem for change. With lively illustrations and moving prose, the book explores the power of community and action through the story of one song - still evolving - still being sung internationally. A 2014 honor book for younger children.


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