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The Beatitudes: From Slavery to Civil Rights
Contributor(s): Weatherford, Carole Boston (Author), Ladwig, Tim (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 0802853528     ISBN-13: 9780802853523
Publisher: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
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Binding Type: Hardcover - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: November 2009
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Poetry - General
- Juvenile Nonfiction | People & Places - United States - African-american
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Religious - Christian - Inspirational
Dewey: 323.097
LCCN: 2009026236
Age Level: 8-12
Grade Level: 3-7
Lexile Measure: 980(Not Available)
Physical Information: 0.41" H x 8.94" W x 11.58" (0.93 lbs) 36 pages
- Ethnic Orientation - African American
Features: Dust Cover, Ikids, Illustrated
Review Citations: Kirkus Review - Children 12/15/2009
Booklist 02/01/2010 pg. 56
School Library Journal 03/01/2010 pg. 145
Multicultural Review 08/01/2010 pg. 66
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2010 - Below Average, With Minor Flaw
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 136019
Reading Level: 6.7   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
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Publisher Description:
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.

Contributor Bio(s): Weatherford, Carole Boston: - Carole Boston Weatherford is the author of many books for children, including Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom, illustrated by Kadir Nelson, which was a Caldecott Honor book, and Becoming Billie Holiday, illustrated by Floyd Cooper, aLadwig, Tim: - When he was eight years old, Tim lost an eye in anaccident. During his recovery, his father gave him oilpaints, a couple of brushes, and a small canvas. He painteda clown with colors straight from the tube. Tim's firstwork was promptly framed, and his love of painting wasborn.
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