This unique picture book is part history, part poetry, and entirely inspirational. It takes the reader step by simple step through the cumulative story of the US Civil Rights Movement, showing how select pioneers' achievements led up to the landmark moment when we elected our first black president. Each historical figure is rendered by a different award-winning illustrator, highlighting the singular and vibrant contribution that each figure made.
About the Author
Foreword author not yet confirmed.
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.
Illustrators and awards:
R. Gregory Christie (3 time Coretta Scott King Honor, 2008 Geisel Honor)
Bryan Collier (2 Caldecott Honors, 2 CSK Awards, 3 CSK Honors)
Pat Cummings (1 CSK Award, 3 CSK Honors)
Diane and Leo Dillon (2 Caldecott Medals, 5 CSK Honors)
A.G. Ford (NY Times bestselling illustrator of Barack)
E.B. Lewis (1 Caldecott Honor, 1 CSK Award, 3 CSK Honors)
Frank Morrison (John Steptoe Award for New Talent)
James Ransome (1 CSK Award, 1 CSK Honor)
Eric Velasquez (John Steptoe Award)
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Our Children Can Soar is a book about pioneers that helped children to soar. The book also helped children learn about history and it can be a great book to read.
This book is very simple and the illustrations are perfect partners to the quality of this strong message. Wonderful for a classroom read-a-loud! It stole my heart!
A wonderful book to read to children and adults alike.