The Faith of Elijah Cummings: The North Star of Equal Justice


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Random House Studio
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10.2 X 10.3 X 0.5 inches | 1.1 pounds
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About the Author

Carole Boston Weatherford, a two-time NAACP Image Award winner, is the author of the Newbery Honor Book Box: Henry Brown Mails Himself to Freedom, as well as three Caldecott Honor Books, including Freedom in Congo Square and Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom. She also wrote Freedom on the Menu: The Greensboro Sit-Ins. Born in Baltimore, she first encountered Elijah Cummings when he was president of the Monumental City Bar Association, an affiliate of the National Bar Association, for which she was publicist. Weatherford teaches at Fayetteville State University, in North Carolina.

Laura Freeman is a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honoree. Her work has been recognized with an NAACP Image Award, reached the New York Times bestseller List, and been honored by the Society of Illustrators, the Georgia Center for the Book, and in the annuals for Communication Arts and American Illustration. In addition to illustrating books, Laura's art can be found on a wide range of products, from dishes and textiles to greeting cards, and her editorial images are frequently seen in the New York Times and other periodicals. She invites you to visit her website,, to discover more about her.


"Interspersing direct quotations throughout, Weatherford offers a thoughtful biography of Black civil rights advocate and congressman Elijah Cummings." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Beginning with remarks from Nancy Pelosi, this picture book biography combines Freeman's expressive artwork with Weatherford's illuminating text to focus on the highlights of Cummings's life and career." --School Library Journal, starred review

"Weatherford and Freeman paint a tender picture of the leader that shows his sensitivity and concern for others, rooted in his religion, that spanned his entire life." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"This biography of the iconic social justice activist and political leader is sure to inspire readers of all ages." -The Horn Book