Title Profile & Character Information

Heart and Soul

Annotation

Kadir Nelson's Heart and Soul is the winner of numerous awards, including the 2012 Coretta Scott King Author Award and Illustrator Honor, and the recipient of five starred reviews.

The story of America and African Americans is a story of hope and inspiration and unwavering courage. This is the story of the men, women, and children who toiled in the hot sun picking cotton for their masters; it's about the America ripped in two by Jim Crow laws; it's about the brothers and sisters of all colors who rallied against those who would dare bar a child from an education. It's a story of discrimination and broken promises, determination, and triumphs.

Told through the unique point of view and intimate voice of a one-hundred-year-old African-American female narrator, this inspiring book demonstrates that in gaining their freedom and equal rights, African Americans helped our country achieve its promise of liberty and justice--the true heart and soul of our nation.

Supports the Common Core State Standards



Awards
2011  Publishers Weekly Best Children's Books
2011  School Library Journal Best Books of the Year
2012  Coretta Scott King Awards
2012  American Library Association Notable Books for Children
2012  Audie Award

GenreNonFiction
Juvenile
Historical
Multicultural
TopicsAfrican Americans
Colonial America
Slavery
Discrimination
Freedom
Civil rights movements
Equal rights
American history
Black history