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The Resource Have I ever told you Black lives matter, written by Shani King ; illustrations by Bobby C. Martin, Jr

Have I ever told you Black lives matter, written by Shani King ; illustrations by Bobby C. Martin, Jr

Label
Have I ever told you Black lives matter
Title
Have I ever told you Black lives matter
Statement of responsibility
written by Shani King ; illustrations by Bobby C. Martin, Jr
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Black lives matter. That message would be self-evident in a just world, but in this world and this America, all children need to hear it again and again, and not just to hear it but to feel and know it. This book affirms the message repeatedly, tenderly, with cumulative power and shared pride. Celebrating Black accomplishments in music, art, literature, journalism, politics, law, science, medicine, entertainment, and sports, Shani King summons a magnificent historical and contemporary context for honoring the fortitude of Black role models, women and men, who have achieved greatness despite the grinding political and social constraints on Black life. Frederick Douglass, Toni Morrison, Sojourner Truth, John Lewis, Langston Hughes, Louis Armstrong, Maya Angelou, Aretha Franklin, and many more pass through these pages. An America without their struggles, aspirations, and contributions would be a shadow of the country we know. A hundred life sketches augment the narrative, opening a hundred doors to lives and thinking that aren't included in many history books. James Baldwin's challenge is here: "We are responsible for the world in which we find ourselves, if only because we are the only sentient force which can change it." Actress Viola Davis's words are here, too: "When I was younger, I did not exert my voice because I did not feel worthy of having a voice. I was taught so many things that didn't include me. Where was I? What were people like me doing?" This book tells children what people like Viola were and are doing, and it assures Black children that they are, indisputably, worthy of having a voice. Have I Ever Told You Black Lives Matter? is a book for this time and always. It is time for all children to live and breathe the certainty that Black lives matter
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DCB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
King, Shani M
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
E185.96
LC item number
.K525 2021
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Martin, Bobby C.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Black lives matter movement
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Have I ever told you Black lives matter, written by Shani King ; illustrations by Bobby C. Martin, Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1231560978
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
79 pages
Isbn
9780884488897
Lccn
2020947553
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1231560978
Label
Have I ever told you Black lives matter, written by Shani King ; illustrations by Bobby C. Martin, Jr
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1231560978
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
79 pages
Isbn
9780884488897
Lccn
2020947553
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1231560978

Library Locations

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