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    PDF DOWNLOAD [Heart and Soul The Story of America and African Americans] AUTHOR Kadir Nelson Kadir Nelson ↠ 9 characters Summary ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ↠ Kadir Nelson Five stars for art no doubt Kadir Nelson is really a genius illustrator particularly his portraits which are captivating and have this epic uality How can an illustration just seem important in and of itself I don't know but these illustrations do They're powerful Now on to the text I love that Nelson took over 400 years of history and told the story in under 100 pages To sit and read this book in one go feels like the entire history of

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    Kadir Nelson ↠ 9 characters PDF DOWNLOAD [Heart and Soul The Story of America and African Americans] AUTHOR Kadir Nelson Have you ever wanted to know your family history Have you wondered whether your ancestors were a part of a big event in history that took place Heart and Soul is a story about the author’s family history that stretched back all the way to when his great grandfather came to the newly found and settled America to serve as a slave In this powerful and touching story the author leads us through key points in history that embody t

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    PDF DOWNLOAD [Heart and Soul The Story of America and African Americans] AUTHOR Kadir Nelson It is a little hard to evaluate the text of this book independently from the images just because the paintings

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    Kadir Nelson ↠ 9 characters Summary ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ↠ Kadir Nelson PDF DOWNLOAD [Heart and Soul The Story of America and African Americans] AUTHOR Kadir Nelson This was a short succinct and very informative book on African American history I listened to it as an audiobook and would recommend to adults and children

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    Summary ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ↠ Kadir Nelson Kadir Nelson ↠ 9 characters PDF DOWNLOAD [Heart and Soul The Story of America and African Americans] AUTHOR Kadir Nelson Wonderful wonderful book I must own it for my personal library The art is exceptional and the synopsis of each snippet of history gives just enough info to whet the appetite of young minds regarding America and A

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    Read & Download Heart and Soul The Story of America and African Americans Summary ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ↠ Kadir Nelson Kadir Nelson ↠ 9 characters This book tells the story of the United States from colonial days through the election of President Obama and how the various historical events affected and shaped African Americans It is narrated by an African American wo

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Read & Download Heart and Soul The Story of America and African Americans Heart and Soul The Story of America and African Americans characters Ó 109 E point of view and intimate voice of a one hundred year old African American female narrator this inspiring book demonstrates that in gaining their freedom and eual rights African Americans helped our country achieve its promise of liberty and justice the true heart and soul of our nationSupports the Common Core State Standards This book tells the story of the United States from colonial days through the election of President Obama and how the various historical events affected and shaped African Americans It is narrated by an African American woman who details her ancestors stories throughout time As someone who has always had difficulty remembering historical events and when they occurred I really liked that the book has a brief summary of each major time period to spark the reader s interest without going into an overwhelming amount of detail I also liked that it didn t just tell facts and dates but through the reading one could actually learn about the lives of groups of people and the significance of the historical events for them It flows very smoothly from one Chapter to the next each Chapter representing a time period I feel this book could be very effective to use in any history or Social Studies class for older elementary middle or high school students Even though this recollection of stories was told from a narrator s perspective and she used her family stories as examples as a reader I could easily feel how this could have been any African American s story I feel it accurately represented what so many African Americans went through and the struggles that the population as a whole faced throughout history I listened to an audio version of this book and for me hearing the narrator s voice as she told the stories through the historical events was powerful because I could visualize what was taking place and feel the emotion of the hardships that occurred I have not had a chance to see the illustrations but as someone who typically prefers to read the words myself and see the pictures it says a lot about how this story is told as I was engaged and captured for the entire narration Though this book does emphasize hardships that African Americans faced which is critical in order to understand their story I like that it also focused on the small celebrations throughout history and ended on a positive note I believe overall that it was a celebration of those who struggled and overcame obstacles and discrimination and as the book states those struggles became the heart and soul of America s history In addition many other groups of people who also had to overcome injustices and ineuality were highlighted such as Native Americans women and Jewish people in Europe By the end of the book when the narrator joyfully describes the election of Barack Obama I could feel all her emotions through the years of history described come to life and feel what that significant moment must have meant to so many people in a way that someone like me would never be able to understand completely I highly recommend this book not just for Social Studies teachers but for anyone who wants to read an inspiring and moving story and learn about African Americans role in United States history

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Heart and Soul The Story of America and African Americans

Read & Download Heart and Soul The Story of America and African Americans Heart and Soul The Story of America and African Americans characters Ó 109 Kadir Nelson's Heart and Soul is the winner of numerous awards including the 2012 Coretta Scott King Author Award and Illustrator Honor and the recipient of five starred reviewsThe story of America and African Americans is a story of hope and inspiration and unwavering courage This is the story of the men women and children who Humans tend to be a highly visual species When folks tell you not to judge a book by its cover that s an optimistic sentiment rather than a rule People like to judge by covers Often we haven t time to inspect the contents of all the books we see so the jackets bear the brunt of our inherent skepticism With this in mind Kadir Nelson has always had an edge on the competition If the man wants to get you to pick up a book he will get you to pick up a book You often get a feeling that while he doesn t really care when it comes to the various celebrities he s created books for over the years Spike Lee Debbie Allen Michael Jordan s sister etc when it s his own book though THAT is when he breaks out the good brushes Nelson wrote We Are the Ship The Story of Negro League Baseball a couple years ago to rave reviews Now he s dug a little deeper to provide us with the kind of title we ve needed for years Heart and Soul gives us a true overview of African Americans from start to near finish with pictures that draw in readers from the cover onwards This is the title every library should own The book has heart The pictures have soulAn old woman stands in front of a portrait in the Capitol rotunda in Washington DC Bent over she regards the art there recounting how it was black hands that built the Capitol from sandstone Strange though nary a black face in all those pretty pictures Looking at them you would swear black people hadn t been here from the start but that s simply not true With that the woman launches into the history of both our nation and the African Americans living in it sometimes through the lens of her own family From Revolutionary War soldiers to slavers from cowboys to union men the book manages in a scant twelve chapters to offer us a synthesized history of a race in the context of a nation s growth An Author s Note rounds out the book along with a Timeline a Bibliography and an IndexKadir Nelson insofar as I can tell enjoys driving librarian catalogers mad When he wrote We Are the Ship some years ago he decided to narrate it with a kind of collective voice The ballplayers who played in the Negro Leagues speak as one Normally that would slip a book directly into the fiction category were it not for the fact that all that they talk about are historical facts Facts upon facts Facts upon facts upon facts So libraries generally slotted that one into their nonfiction sections the baseball section if we re going to be precise and that was that Now Heart and Soul comes out and Nelson has in a sense upped the ante Again the narrator is fictional but this time she s a lot engaged The Greek chorus of baseball players in the last book spoke as a group and so the normally fastidious catalogers could look the other way The old woman telling the tale in this book in contrast mentions family members her opinion on various matters and all kinds of personal details She also however gives a good historical encapsulation of the past With her voice Nelson makes the book personal and gives it a bit of child friendlier zing In doing so though he s going to drive folks who like books to sit suarely in one section or another nutsOne criticism lobbed at the book is an opinion that Nelson s encapsulation of history is too slight Too oversimplified or overgeneralized I think instead that what we re dealing with here is an overview An overview mind you of the overlooked I don t know about your children s library shelves but mine aren t exactly full to bursting with encapsulations of the vast swath of African American American history created in as engaging a matter as this little number In making this book Nelson has had to boil down great complex moments and ideas into their simplest forms It s wonderful to see what s taken his attention here too The choice to open with The Baptism of Pocahontas in the Capitol rotunda of Washington DC is an inspired choice From there Nelson starts right off by pointing out that for as long as America has been colonized black people have been there alongside the colonizers You get to see George Washington with one of his slaves a nice visual companion piece to other 2011 books like Jefferson s Sons by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley and blacks who fought in the Revolutionary War pair with Forge by Laurie Halse Anderson The book hits a lot of the usual history like slavery Reconstruction and the Civil Rights Movement but it also finds time for things like The Great Migration a topic I know I never heard mentioned when I was a kid the role of WWI in the lives of black people and how people were divided over Booker T Washington I was particularly taken with a section that gives attention to black women s roles in getting women the vote Nelson s selections cannot possibly please every reader but I d say that when it comes to pinpointing the top moments he has good tasteThat said while I didn t find the book to oversimplify as a whole I did find individual sections would winnow down a moment or a person too far to be wholly understood without already having some history under your belt One instance of this is when Nelson discusses Abraham Lincoln After bringing up the Kansas Nebraska Act Nelson s narrator says It put fire in the bellies of abolition folks all over the Union including a country lawyer named Abraham Lincoln Because of it that fellow decided to run for president I m not saying that statement is necessarily untrue but it sure does sound as if that was the sole reason the man decided to run for office We know this is not the case A perhaps egregious passage was pointed out to me by a teacher friend of mine who found the book s explanation of why we entered WWII confusing to say the least First we learn that the Nazis were occupying much of Europe and hurting people Fair enough Then the book says that the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor We couldn t stay out of it any honey It was time to saddle up and fight Now let s say I m a kid reading this book on my own with only the barest understanding of WWII I ve just read that the Germans were taking over Europe Japan bombs us and now we re at war with them So what if anything does that have to do with the Germans As an adult with a little history under her belt very little I know the connection but Nelson kind of slips this one by Passages like this need a bit if they re going to stand on their ownAs with any Kadir Nelson book it s the art that grabs you first The cover sports an image that reminds you of classic Andrew Wyeth Americana On it a strong young woman sits in a field a baby in her arms She sits in such a way that you get the impression that she is posing for her portrait Her expression is neither happy nor sad and as she looks at you she takes you in Her hands belie the work she has had to do over the years On her lap the baby is less guarded but his eyes don t focus on the viewer exactly It s like they re tracking just the slightest bit to the left A person could read whole tomes of novels in these two This could well be our narrator on the jacket though Nelson never identifies her as such What s I ve just used about 146 words to describe a single solitary picture in this book Now flip it open and see how many await you inside Some like the burning KKK cross are rough and the canvas pokes out strongly beneath the paint Others like the portrait of Rosa Parks belie Nelson s delicate hand and tendency to play with shading and light Two page spreads of images appear at times and some have suggested that these take you out of the narrative Personally I disagree I find them a smooth transition from text back to textAs for the subjects in the pictures Nelson makes some choices that surprised me White people do appear from time to time and it s interesting to note what they re doing at a given moment They don t move much y know Nelson s style is comfortable with portraiture than action violence is implicated here with lonely whipping trees fiery crosses and houses or foggy images on old televisions so when you see white people they are usually standing and regarding black people The slavers on a ship or the customers at a sit in in Greensboro stand and stare Their faces are usually blank though on occasion one will sport an angry expression Then there are folks like George Washington who sit staring into the distance utterly unaware of their servants and slaves Lincoln posing with tired eyes looking into the distance or the National Guardsmen in Little Rock Arkansas Finally by the end of the book white people walk with arms interlinked with those of blacks in an effort to break down American injustice Theirs is a journey too albeit a much easier oneDiscussing whether or not children will enjoy reading a work of nonfiction is difficult when you don t know the context in which they ll be reading it It s my guess that nine times out of ten this book will be read by a student assigned it in school They will scrunch their noses at the size but relax slightly when they see that it is only 108 pages or so Then they may flip through and look at the pictures first I know if I was ten and was handed this book that would be the first thing I d do And for the pictures that looked particularly interesting I might start to read The kid who does that may then finally flip back to the beginning and go from there If they do they ll encounter a book that with warmth and good humor manages to catalogue injustice after injustice without bitterness They ll learn about a portion of American history too little covered in the history books even today And in doing so they ll be the hope and soul of the future of our nation Nelson has done us a great service in creating this book for us Let s see if we ve the guts and the moxie to take what he has given and put it to good useFor ages 9 12

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Read & Download Heart and Soul The Story of America and African Americans Heart and Soul The Story of America and African Americans characters Ó 109 Toiled in the hot sun picking cotton for their masters; it's about the America ripped in two by Jim Crow laws; it's about the brothers and sisters of all colors who rallied against those who would dare bar a child from an education It's a story of discrimination and broken promises determination and triumphsTold through the uniu It is a little hard to evaluate the text of this book independently from the images just because the paintings are so arresting I have to say and maybe I m the only one but I was uite taken with the writing and voice as well I think Nelson accomplished something that looks simple but actually must have been uite difficult which is condensing really significant African American historical events into just enough detail that they are understood from that culture s perspective The familiar authorial voice kept it from becoming too condescending because it felt like it was speaking from a long experience and the balance of hope was never lost even though the book is honest about times in history that were very difficult for this cultureHere s a couple of examples of what I m talking about on p 53 the now it s not particularly easy to describe what was happening in Europe at the time but I can tell you that in 1914 Archduke Ferdinand was assassinated etc By conceding that history is often viewed through a personal lens Nelson gives the story the power to convey clearly just the details relevant to African American and personal history The sections on Harlem and inventors in particular are so bright and hopeful but I love how Nelson also shows how people found hope in the worst of times like singing the spirituals in the section on slavery Honestly I found the voice very warm and moving most of the time with all the honeys and chiles thrown in there but it never felt too overly sentimental either It s almost a shame because I know this book is going to be recognized for the stellar illustrations as it probably should be and it would be interesting what I d think of the text alone and I ll never have that chance but to me it achieved a lot in a deceptively simple way and definitely met the CSK criteria for promoting an understanding and appreciation of the culture Last year in February an African American mom was in the library looking for a book to give her son that went over a lot of the cultural history in a way he could understand and that would instill some pride I did give her some books they could share but I really wish I had been able to give her this book at the time I think it s so beautiful and probably exactly what she was looking for

  • Hardcover
  • 108
  • Heart and Soul The Story of America and African Americans
  • Kadir Nelson
  • English
  • 19 May 2019
  • 9780061730740