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Cokesbury

The Beatitudes

From Slavery to Civil Rights
  • By Carole Boston Weatherford
  • By Tim Ladwig
$12.99
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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 and inspiration.

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  • Additional Details
    • SKU: 9780802853523
    • Manufacturer: WM B Eerdmans Co (Juvenile)
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9780802853523
    • Publication Date: 11/01/2009
    • Format: Hardcover
    • Author: Carole Boston Weatherford
    • Page Count: 34
    • Width: 8.94 inches
    • Height: 0.41 inches
    • Length: 11.58 inches
    • Weight: 0.93 pounds
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