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What A Small World!
by Carole Boston Weatherford
Since the earliest days of slavery, African Americans have called on their religious faith in the struggle against oppression. In this book the Beatitudes -- from Jesus' famous Sermon on the Mount -- form the backdrop for Carole Boston Weatherford's powerful free-verse poem that traces the African American journey from slavery to civil rights.
Tim Ladwig's stirring illustrations showcase a panorama of heroes in this struggle, from
the slaves shackled in the hold of a ship to the first African American president taking his
oath of office on the steps of the United States Capitol. Readers of all ages will find this a book to return to again and again for encouragement
Ages: Ages 8-12
ISBN: 978-0-8028-5352-3 (hardcover)
Price: $$ 17.00
Published By Eerdmans Books for Young Readers