Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans

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Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
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11.3 X 10.9 X 0.6 inches | 1.94 pounds

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About the Author

KADIR NELSON a gagné de nombreux prix pour son travail en tant qu'illustrateur. Ses oeuvres ont paru dans plusieurs publications et ont été exposées dans des galeries et des musées à travers le monde. Son premier livre en tant qu'auteurillustrateur, We Are the Ship, a été classé au palmarès du New York Times et lui a permis de remporter le prix Coretta Scott King du meilleur auteur ainsi qu'une mention d'honneur pour ses illustrations. KADIR NELSON illustrated two Caldecott Honor Books: Moses and Libre: Le long voyage d'Henri. Ellington Was Not a Street by Ntozake Shange won the Coretta Scott King Award. Will Smith's Just The Two of Us won an NAACP Image Award, and his new book, We Are The Ship continues to garner major awards. Nelson showed artistic talent at age three and began working in oils by age sixteen. Kadir Nelson lives in Los Angeles.


As in WE ARE THE SHIP, Nelson knits together the nation's proudest moments with its most shameful, taking on the whole of African-American history. He handles this vast subject with easy grace. [Nelson's] jaw-dropping portraits radiate determination and strength. A tremendous achievement.--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
The dramatic oil paintings heighten the dignity of this story, whether they are of well-known historical figures, common folk or landscape...This intimate narrative makes the stories accessible to young readers and powerfully conveys how personal this history feels for many African-Americans.--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Nelson...adds to his notable titles with this powerful view of African American history. Illustrated with 44 full-page paintings, this handsome volume is told in the fictionalized, informal voice of an African American senior looking back on her life and remembering what her elders told her.--Booklist (starred review)
Provocative and powerful, this book offers a much-needed perspective for individuals of all ages seeking to understand America's past and present.--School Library Journal (starred review)
Nelson effectively creates a voice that is at once singular and representative. A tour de force in the career of an author/artist who continues to outdo himself.--Horn Book (starred review)