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Our Children Can Soar

A Celebration of Rosa, Barack, and the Pioneers of Change

Michelle Cook, Marian Wright Edelman (Introduction by)

Library Binding

List Price: 17.89*
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Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (1/3/2012)
Hardcover (4/1/2009)


Rosa sat so

Martin could march.

Martin marched so

Barack could run.

Barack ran so

Our children can soar.


This is the seed of a unique picture book that is part historical, part poetry, and entirely inspirational. It takes the reader through the cumulative story of the US Civil Rights Movement, expanding the popular slogan beyond these three heroes to include more key players in the struggle for equality. Spare prose and vivid imagery make this a truly moving and accessible picture book to be savored by readers of all ages.

Bloomsbury USA Childrens, 9781599904191, 32pp.

Publication Date: April 14, 2009

About the Author

Michelle Cook is the pseudonym of a book editor/author who was thrilled to collaborate with Bloomsbury Children's Books to develop this unique text.Illustrators and awards: Cozbi CabreraR. Gregory Christie (3 time Coretta Scott King Honor, 2008 GeiselHonor)Bryan Collier (2 Caldecott Honors, 2 CSK Awards, 3 CSK Honors)Pat Cummings (1 CSK Award, 3 CSK Honors)Diane and Leo Dillon (2 Caldecott Medals, 5 CSK Honors)A.G. Ford (NY Times bestselling illustrator of Barack)E.B. Lewis (1 Caldecott Honor, 1 CSK Award, 3 CSK Honors)Frank Morrison (John Steptoe Award for New Talent)James Ransome (1 CSK Award, 1 CSK Honor)Charlotte Riley-WebbShadra StricklandEric Velasquez (John Steptoe Award)