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Carole Boston Weatherford

Forfatter af Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom

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Freedom in Congo Square (2016) 360 eksemplarer
Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre (2021) 301 eksemplarer
I, Matthew Henson: Polar Explorer (2007) 247 eksemplarer
Becoming Billie Holiday (2008) 178 eksemplarer
The Beatitudes: From Slavery to Civil Rights (2010) — Forfatter — 146 eksemplarer
Sidewalk Chalk: Poems of the City (2001) 137 eksemplarer
Dear Mr. Rosenwald (2006) 136 eksemplarer
You Can Fly: The Tuskegee Airmen (2016) 98 eksemplarer
Birmingham, 1963 (2007) 96 eksemplarer
Jesse Owens: Fastest Man Alive (2006) 89 eksemplarer
A Negro League Scrapbook (2005) 86 eksemplarer
Jazz Baby (2002) 78 eksemplarer
The Legendary Miss Lena Horne (2017) 76 eksemplarer
The Sound That Jazz Makes (2001) 71 eksemplarer
Juneteenth Jamboree (1995) 62 eksemplarer
Leontyne Price: Voice of a Century (1800) 61 eksemplarer
Remember the Bridge (2002) 58 eksemplarer
Oprah: The Little Speaker (2010) 57 eksemplarer
In Your Hands (2017) 48 eksemplarer
First Pooch: The Obamas Pick a Pet (1862) 46 eksemplarer
Champions on the Bench (2006) 44 eksemplarer
Obama: Only in America (2010) 44 eksemplarer
The Library Ghost (2008) 38 eksemplarer
Kin: Rooted in Hope (2023) 22 eksemplarer
Me and the Family Tree (1996) 19 eksemplarer
Dreams for a Daughter (2021) 18 eksemplarer
Me and My Mama (2022) 17 eksemplarer
Grandma and Me (1996) 16 eksemplarer
Michelle Obama: First Mom (2010) 16 eksemplarer
Mighty Menfolk (1996) 8 eksemplarer
My Favorite Toy (1996) 7 eksemplarer
The Tar Baby on the Soapbox (1999) 3 eksemplarer
Stormy Blues (2002) 3 eksemplarer
Princeville: The 500-Year Flood (2001) 3 eksemplarer
A Bat Cave (2013) 2 eksemplarer
The Tan Chanteuse (1995) 2 eksemplarer
Africa 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices (2018) — Bidragyder — 217 eksemplarer
No Voice Too Small: Fourteen Young Americans Making History (2020) — Bidragyder — 47 eksemplarer

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Heartbreaking account of what was lost in Tulsa.
sloth852 | 24 andre anmeldelser | Feb 19, 2024 |
"Weatherford infuses the lyrics of a traditional spiritual with pivotal events in African American history.

In four-line stanzas, references to the unseen narrator (“It’s me, it’s me, O Lord”), the ancestors, and present-day children alternate with the line “Standing in the need of prayer.” From “families enslaved and sold apart,” “a band of rebels,” and “freedmen seeking kin at Emancipation” to Black students integrating all-White schools, athletes breaking records, and choirs singing of justice and freedom, African Americans from across the eras and generations are humbled before God as they face mighty obstacles with brave resistance and endurance. Readers don’t need to know the song to enjoy this book; the repeated lines have the power of an incantation, inducing a meditation on all that Black people have survived and how they have thrived. Morrison’s elegant, emotional, painterly illustrations highlight the beauty, dignity, and grace of the people throughout difficult and degrading circumstances. Rich earth tones, texture, and light invite the eye to linger on the varied, portrait-style compositions. Not just for faithful homes, this is a book that can spark conversations about Black history from a strengths-based lens, with culture and coping as the focus. Brief notes discuss the figures and topics referenced in the main text, and an author’s note explains the importance of spirituals to the culture and to Weatherford personally. (This book was reviewed digitally.)

Gorgeous and enlightening, nourishing both mind and soul. (online resources) (Historical picture book. 4-10)" www.kirkusreviews.com
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CDJLibrary | 3 andre anmeldelser | Feb 13, 2024 |
I love how this story shows how faith can inspire a person to be better than they were, and how a song can speak to us in different ways over time.
sloth852 | 1 anden anmeldelse | Feb 10, 2024 |
This book would be good for primary students. This book is "Freedom in Congo Square" written by Carole Baton Weatherford, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie, and published in 2016. This book is about slaves in New Orleans who all work in unjust conditions and count down the days until Sunday. On Sunday, they all get to go to Congo Square and they can set up market, sing, dance, and play music which are all things they are never allowed to do when they are working. It shows how important Congo Square was to these slaves and how much freedom means. I would definitely use this in my classroom to show what times were like in New Orleans and how important freedom is to everyone.… (mere)
kcochell23 | 54 andre anmeldelser | Feb 7, 2024 |



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