The Beatitudes

From Slavery to Civil Rights

By Carole Boston Weatherford; Tim Ladwig (Illustrator)
(Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780802853523, 36pp.)

Publication Date: November 2009

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Description
Since the earliest days of slavery, African Americans have called on their religious faith in the struggle against oppression. The Beatitudesfrom Jesus' Sermon on the Mountform the backdrop for Weatherford's powerful free-verse poem that traces the journey from slavery to civil rights.



About the Author
Carole Boston Weatherford is the author of Obama: Only in America; First Pooch: The Obamas Pick a Pet; and Racing Against the Odds: The Story of Wendell Scott, Stock Car Racing's African-American Champion. She is also the author of other biographies about prominent African-American figures. A Fayetteville State University professor, Carole lives with her husband, son, and daughter in High Point, North Carolina.

Tim Ladwig has illustrated more than fifteen picture books, including Psalm Twenty-Three, The Lord's Prayer, and Good King Wenceslas. He lives in Wichita, Kansas, with his wife and three children.
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