The Beatitudes: From Slavery to Civil Rights

The Beatitudes: From Slavery to Civil Rights

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


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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802853523
Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date: 01/01/2010
Pages: 36
Sales rank: 495,446
Product dimensions: 8.70(w) x 11.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: 980L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author


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, a

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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