We Are America: A Tribute from the Heart (Hardcover)

A Tribute from the Heart

By Walter Dean Myers, Christopher Myers (Illustrator)

Collins Publishers, 9780060523084, 40pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2011

Summer 2011 Kids' Next List

“This is a beautiful compilation of free verse, quotes, and illustrations focusing on all things 'America.' From Native Americans and their legends to the hard-won freedoms following the Civil War, many events in history are covered, teaching both children and adults about our ancestors and what it means to live in America now. The illustrations are magnificent, and history buffs will love what Walter Dean Myers and his son Christopher have created.”
— Amanda Snow, Hooray for Books!, Alexandria, VA
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Description

Celebrate America's freedom dream with National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestselling author Walter Dean Myers and Caldecott Honor artist Christopher Myers

Over the centuries, from a blank canvas of mountains, plains, and canyons, the American landscape has been richly carved by revolution, progress, and possibility. Yet its story is still being written--by its diverse people who are united by the freedom in their hearts. With graceful, lyrical prose and evocative paintings, Newbery Honor author Walter Dean Myers and Coretta Scott King Honor artist Christopher Myers, the father-son team who created Harlem, pay tribute to the spirit and soul that is America.



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