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  • "A powerful tribute to the African-American experience...This book will fill readers with a sense of the wealth and the cost of history."

    New York Times
  • "A beautiful volume that encourages multiple viewings and further research. With a lengthy roster of accolades and best-seller credits between them, this untouchable duo's book will fly off the shelf."

    Booklist, starred review
  • "An incredible connector text for young readers eager to graduate to weighty conversations about our yesterday, our now, and our tomorrow"

    Kirkus, starred review
  • "[A] magnificent anthem...with stunning portraits...Rings with force...Powerful"

    Publishers Weekly, starred review
  • "This book is both a soaring tribute to the enduring perseverance and and achievements of the past and a stirring call to action to "the dreamers and the doers" of the present and the future... Alexander and Nelson present an exceptionally moving and triumphant work. This book is an essential first purchase for all libraries."

    School Library Journal, starred review

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