From Caldecott Honor winner Kadir Nelson comes the compelling and inspiring story of our country through the lens of the African American experience.
The story of America and African Americans is a story of hope and inspiration and unwavering courage. It is the story of the men, women, and children who 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 triumphs. Kadir Nelson—one of the most accomplished, award-winning artists working today—has created an epic yet intimate introduction to the history of America and African Americans. Touching on some of the great transformative events and small victories of American history, this inspiring book demonstrates that in gaining their freedom and equal rights, African Americans helped our country achieve its promise of liberty and justice—the true heart and soul of our nation.