An American Story

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an american story kwame alexander

New York Times Bestselling author Kwame Alexander pens a powerful picture book that tells the story of American slavery through the voice of a teacher struggling to help her students understand its harrowing history.

From the fireside tales in an African village, through the unspeakable passage across the Atlantic, to the backbreaking work in the fields of the South, this is a story of a people's struggle and strength, horror and hope. This is the story of American slavery, a story that needs to be told and understood by all of us. A testament to the resilience of the African American community, this book honors what has been and envisions what is to be.

This is a book for those who want to speak the truth.---from the publisher

56 pages                                                  978-0316473125                                     Ages 6-10

Keywords:  historical fiction, slavery, American history, African history, African American and Black stories, resilience, hope,  respecting others, understanding others, diversity, diverse books, African American author,  6 year old, 7 year old, 8 year old, 9 year old, 10 year old

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