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The Beatitudes: From Slavery to Civil Rights (Hardcover)

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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: 9780802853523
ISBN-10: 0802853528
Publisher: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: November 13th, 2009
Pages: 36
Language: English