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Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans


Told through the unique point of view and intimate voice of a one-hundred-year-old African-American female narrator, this inspiring book demonstrates that in gaining their freedom and equal rights, African Americans helped our country achieve its promise of liberty and justice—the true heart and soul of our nation.

Kadir Nelson's Heart and Soul—the winner of numerous awards, including the 2012 Coretta Scott King Author Award and Illustrator Honor, supports Common Core Standards.

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Written and Illustrated by Kadir Nelson. Published by Harper Collins, 2011. Hardcover, 112 pages.