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Our Children Can Soar: A Celebration of Rosa, Barack, and the Pioneers of Change

Our Children Can Soar: A Celebration of Rosa, Barack, and the Pioneers of Change

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Our Children Can Soar: A Celebration of Rosa, Barack, and the Pioneers of Change

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4/5 (35 valoraciones)
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32 página
1 hora
Publicado:
Apr 15, 2014
ISBN:
9781619631168
Formato:
Libro

Descripción

Rosa sat so
Martin could march.
Martin marched so
Barack could run.Barack ran so
Our children can soar.

This is the seed of a unique and inspirational picture book text, that is part historical, part poetry, and entirely inspirational. It symbolically takes the reader through the cumulative story of the US Civil Rights Movement, showing how select pioneers' achievements led up to this landmark moment, when we have elected our first black President.

Each historical figure is rendered by a different award-winning African-American children's book illustrator, representing the singular and vibrant contribution that each figure made.

Lending historical substance, the back matter includes brief biographies of: George Washington Carver, Jesse Owens, Hattie McDaniel, Ella Fitzgerald, Jackie Robinson, Rosa Parks, Ruby Bridges, Thurgood Marshall, Martin Luther King Jr., Barack Obama.
Publicado:
Apr 15, 2014
ISBN:
9781619631168
Formato:
Libro

Sobre el autor

Michelle Cook is the pseudonym of a book editor/author who was thrilled to collaborate with Bloomsbury Children's Books to develop this unique text.


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  • (4/5)
    Writer Michelle Cook took the popular phrase Rosa sat so Martin could March, Martin marched, so Obama could run and developed it into a picture book that takes readers from the days of slavery to Obama's presidency and traced African American pioneers of change. Different illustrators capture the personage honored on each page and bring a symbolic representation of their contributions to society. With minimal text that follows a predictable pattern, this picture book biography creates the opportunity for lots of conversation with students from kindergarten through high school. For the teacher, the book provides a test of kids' historical knowledge as only the first names are given. It's the pictures that give a glimmer of what each person is noted for. Many are obvious - George, Rosa, Jackie, Jesse and, Thurgood (it's particularly significant to note that the symbol of blind justice behind his portrait is a black woman). Who wouldn't know that the guy pictured with the peanuts wasn't George Washington Carver? Others are less well known, e.g. Hattie. The picture shows a splash of color and a vibrant woman holding aloft an academy award. It is, of course, Hattie McDaniel who won for Gone with the Wind in 1939. The actual biographical paragraphs about each famous person appear in an appendix. This feature is particularly useful for those people about whom young listeners knew little. Another interesting feature is the biographical sketch of the myriad illustrators. Some note why they were drawn to a particular figure. Structurally, the way the book is organized shows how each person depends on those who have come before to pave the way -- akin to the oft quoted phrase: standing on the shoulders of giants. A reader/viewer can also notice that the African American struggle to triumph over diversity has made the path easier for other cultures, as shown by the Asian boy supported by the people of color who've laid the groundwork for freedom. As we discussed this in class, someone noted that the first illustration shows many kinds of resistance: the black child learning to read and write, the slaves running away, the underground railroad showing the way. A savvy comment I really appreciated.
  • (5/5)
    This is a beautiful story about how famous African Americans have paved the way for future generations. Ending with Obama it really makes the book more culturally relevant for children of today. The ending words "so our children can soar" should really speak to anyone that reads this book.
  • (4/5)
    Standing on the shoulders of : in a pro / type format. Great book. This book give a small bio on all the pioneers of change. Beautiful, pronounced, life like graphics.
  • (4/5)
    This inspirational story takes a look on the bright side and highlights positive moments on the timeline of African-American History. A welcomed look into African-American History - Great for culture studies!