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We Are the Change: Words of Inspiration from Civil Rights Leaders Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2019-05-27 
Review Score: 5 out of 5 star From 0 user ratings
ISBN:1452170398
LANGUAGE:English

" 3 1/2. Quotes, art, personal reflection. More of an inspirational, discussion starter, writing prompt source than anything else. But beautiful and inspiring for sure. " said.

" Words of wisdom and strength from Civil leaders (with awesome illustrations). " said.

" Note: I accessed a digital review copy of this book through Edelweiss. " said.

" A lovely book to be sure, but I'm not sure who the audience is. The quotes are inspiring and the illustrations gorgeous, but it's not really a read-aloud. A solid meh from me. I received a digital ARC from the publisher via Edelweiss+. " said.

"We Are the Change: Words of Inspiration from Civil Rights Leaders, is less of a children's illustrated book as it is a collection of illustrations, sometimes merely a graphic, that serve to supplement a collection of thoughts from the likes of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Maya Angelou, Sonia Sotomayor, Frederick Douglass, Helen Keller, and Khalil Gibran, to name just a very few. Through the illustrations, the quotations are made simple for children, and as a collection they are very important to possess - either on the family bookshelf, or as important rules by which to live, emblazoned on the hearts and minds of our children." said.

"Harry Belafonte wrote the introduction for this book that is bound to be a classic.

What an inspiring collection of quotes from many walks of life, including Queen Lili'uokalani, Frederick Douglass, John Lewis, Maya Angelou, Eleanor Roosevelt, Gwendolyn Brooks, Sonia Sotomayor, Dolores Huerta, E.B. White, Khalil Gibran, Helen Keller, and Barack Obama. Each is illustrated beautifully by leading illustrators today using many different mediums, including Dan Santat, Sean Qualls, Brian Pinkney, Molly Idle, Juana Medina, John Parra, Raul the third, Greg Pizzoli, Selina Aldo, Melissa Sweet, and Chrisopher Silas Neal.

A great gift book for ages 6-up.
" said.

"Sometimes all someone needs to keep up the good fight is an encouraging word of two. In this slim volume, readers will find quotes from various civil rights activists. Sixteen different artists lend their talents to the book, having chosen quotes that were meaningful to them and them illustrating them in their own unique fashion as well as providing a brief blurb about each one. Thus, there are 16 quotes that might make readers and young social activists think twice before giving up. Readers will find words of wisdom and encouragement here from John Lewis, Maya Angelou, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Khalil Gibran, among others. Artists who contributed to the book include Dan Santat, Molly Idle, Melissa Sweet, Brian Pinkney, and Shadra Strickland, among a stellar cast. And yes, we are the change, and if we hope for anything in this world to change, we must be the ones who work toward it. Readers can finish the book quickly, but it will not leave their minds so fast, lingering and reminding them to take action that sometimes feels uncomfortable but is necessary as they try to right the wrongs in this world. Teachers might want to have this one on their shelves as a reference and reminder of why they do the necessary work they do." said.

"“We Are the Change: Words of Inspiration from Civil Rights Leaders,” published by @chroniclebooks, belongs in every classroom and home. To honor the work of the American Civil Liberties Union, sixteen of the most amazing children’s books artists each created powerful and beautiful illustrations inspired by quotes of past and present civil rights leaders. Each artist also wrote a short piece explaining why and how their chosen quote moved them. This book will humble and inspire readers to follow, in some small way, the footsteps of these remarkable leaders to work to make the world a better place. Here are a few examples of what you will find in this book: The words of Helen Keller (“Alone we can do so little: together we can do so much.”) illustrated by Alina Chau; the words of Maya Angelou (“In diversity there is beauty and strength.”) illustrated by Selina Alko and Sean Quails; and the words of John Lewis (“We may not have chosen the time, but the time has chosen us.”) illustrated by Dan Santat. This is just a small sampling. To experience this amazing book for yourself look for it on bookshelves on May 7, 2019.

Thanks to @chroniclebooks for sharing a review copy with #kidlitexchange and
thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book – all opinions are my own.
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