This is the story of a song that needed to be heard and that became a protest song against racism in the beginning of the Civil Rights era. With Billie Holiday’s experience and voice, it was brought to life and forced people to think about the lyrics and their significance to what was happening around them. Find an audio of the song to get a deeper experience with the book’s subject.
Part biography not only of Kwame Alexander’s childhood involving sports but also of other athletes, part poetry and advice, and part inspirational quotes, this is a great guidebook for teens and pre-teens. It’ll be nice to pair with 365 Days of Wonder.
Haikus are paired with amazing animal photographs by Joel Sartore who’s been spotlighting disappearing, threatened or endangered species as part of Photo Ark project for National Geographic.
This stunning book includes multiple fold-out spreads, author and photographer notes as well as information about the project.