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The Beatitudes : From Slavery to Civil Rights
by Carole Boston Weatherford and Tim Ladwig


Overview - Since the earliest days of slavery, African Americans have called on their religious faith in the struggle against oppression. In this book the Beatitudes -- from Jesus' famous Sermon on the Mount -- form the backdrop for Carole Boston Weatherford's powerful free-verse poem that traces the African American journey from slavery to civil rights.Tim Ladwig's stirring illustrations showcase a panorama of heroes in this struggle, from the slaves shackled in the hold of a ship to the first African American president taking his oath of office on the steps of the United States Capitol.Readers of all ages will find this a book to return to again and again for encouragement and inspiration.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Since the earliest days of slavery, African Americans have called on their religious faith in the struggle against oppression. In this book the Beatitudes -- from Jesus' famous Sermon on the Mount -- form the backdrop for Carole Boston Weatherford's powerful free-verse poem that traces the African American journey from slavery to civil rights.Tim Ladwig's stirring illustrations showcase a panorama of heroes in this struggle, from the slaves shackled in the hold of a ship to the first African American president taking his oath of office on the steps of the United States Capitol.Readers of all ages will find this a book to return to again and again for encouragement and inspiration.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780802853523
  • ISBN-10: 0802853528
  • Publisher: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
  • Publish Date: November 2009
  • Page Count: 36
  • Reading Level: Ages 8-12
  • Dimensions: 11.58 x 8.94 x 0.41 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.93 pounds


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Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Poetry - General
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