A 2020 Newbery Honor Book
Winner of the 2020 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award
The Newbery Award-profitable creator of THE CROSSOVER pens an ode to black American triumph and tribulation, with artwork from a -time Caldecott Honoree.
In the beginning carried out for ESPN’s The Undefeated, this poem is a love letter to black existence in america. It highlights the unspeakable trauma of slavery, the religion and fireplace of the civil rights motion, and the grit, pastime, and perseverance of probably the most international’s biggest heroes. The textual content may be peppered with references to the phrases of Martin Luther King, Jr., Langston Hughes, Gwendolyn Brooks, and others, providing deeper insights into the accomplishments of the earlier, at the same time as bringing stark consideration to the staying power and spirit of the ones surviving and thriving within the provide. Powerful again subject on the finish supplies useful ancient context and further element for the ones wishing to be told extra.