This is for the unforgettable. The unafraid. The undefeated.
From New York Times bestselling-author Kwame Alexander comes this powerful and important ode to black history: the strength and bravery of everyday people and the grit, passion, and perseverance of some of the world's greatest artists, athletes, and activists.
With references to lyrics and lines originally shared by our most celebrated heroes, this poem digs into the not-so-distant past to underline the endurance and spirit of those surviving and thriving in the present.
"A powerful tribute to the African-American experience...This book will fill readers with a sense of the wealth and the cost of history."
"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."
"An incredible connector text for young readers eager to graduate to weighty conversations about our yesterday, our now, and our tomorrow"
"[A] magnificent anthem...with stunning portraits...Rings with force...Powerful"
"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."