We Are America

We Are America : A Tribute from the Heart

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 266.7 x 276.86 x 17.78mm | 218g
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0060523107
  • 9780060523107

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New York Times bestselling author Walter Dean Myers and Caldecott Honor artist Christopher Myers, the father-son team who created Harlem, celebrate the freedom dream that is America: our struggles, our ideals, and our hope that we can live up to them.

With layered, sweeping panoramic paintings and text rich with historical allusion, this stunning picture book features passionate writings and vivid portraits of political Americans, from Shawnee chief Tecumseh to Abraham Lincoln to Jimi Hendrix.
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Review quote

Praise for Muhammad Ali: The spirit of prizefighter Muhammad Ali, formerly known as Cassius Clay, permeates the action-filled pages. --School Library Journal"
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