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We Shall Overcome

The Story of a Song

Aesop Accolade, 2014

Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9781423119548

Price: $17.99 / $22.99 (CAD)

ON SALE: December 17th 2013

Genre: Children's Books / Juvenile Fiction / People & Places / United States / African American

PAGE COUNT: 32

It only takes a few words to create change. It only takes a few people to believe that change is possible. And when those people sing out, they can change the world. “We Shall Overcome” is one of their songs. From the song’s roots in America’s era of slavery through to the civil rights movement of the 1960s and today, “We Shall Overcome” has come to represent the fight for equality and freedom around the world. This important book, lyrically written by Debbie Levy and paired with elegant, collage-style art by Vanessa Brantley-Newton, pays tribute to the heroic spirit of the famous song that encompasses American history.

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