Sometimes history can be overwhelming for me. It’s hard to keep the people and places and dates straight. I really like Heart and Soul because the history unfolds like a story. In fact, the book is written like an old lady talking. It’s like listening to your Grandmother explain it.
This is the kind of book that makes you proud to be a part of your country and it doesn’t matter if you are black or white or young or old. Our country is only 236 years old. That’s a baby country. And in that time we have worked through some struggles that could have ended really badly. Instead, we have struggled together to work out our differences and find common ground and build a life together.
This book shows how a country can go from thinking a black person was property to having a black president. It explains how changes were slowly made to help make that happen. It doesn’t say the job is done, but it shows how we got to where we are today. And it has the BEST paintings. Author: Kadir Nelson
- PBS: African American World
- PBS: Africans in America
- American Memory: African-American Odyssey
- Library of Congress: African-American Mosaic
- Scholastic: Black History in America
- Library of Congress: African American History Month
- KidsClick!: African Americans
- The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis: African-American Artifacts
More Info Guides about Black History:
- Black History: Athletes
- Black History: The Civil Rights Movement
- Black History: IndyPL Digital Collections (images)
- Black History: Martin Luther King Jr.
- Black History: Musicians & Singers
- Black History: Painters & Artists
- Black History: Pioneers, Cowboys & the West
- Black History: Scientists & Inventors
- Black History: Slavery
Books about Black History:
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