We Shall Overcome

We Shall Overcome

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A celebration of the gospel anthem and Civil Rights protest song "We Shall Overcome", masterfully brought to life by Caldecott Honor recipient and a nine-time Coretta Scott King Award winner Bryan Collier.
"We Shall Overcome" is one of the most recognizable anthems of the Civil Rights movement, widely performed at protests and rallies to promote nonviolent civil rights activism. Now, these inspirational, empowering, legendary lyrics are brought to life with the stirring, evocative, and breathtaking illustrations from multi-award winning talent Bryan Collier. Powerfully imagined for the present moment, Collier's illustrations meld the most emblematic moments of the twentieth century Civil Rights movement with the present day, depicting the movements, protests, and demonstrations-big and small-as the fight for justice continues. With illustrations full of depth, tenderness, and expression, and offering historical context while remaining powerfully relevant to the present-day, this impactful picture book is a must-have for every home, classroom, and bookshelf.

Title:We Shall Overcome
ISBN:9781338540376
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    We Shall Overcome Reviews

  • Jon Nakapalau

    This month I am trying to focus on Black History - I still have so much to learn! This is a wonderful book that follows a young African American girl as she discovers the past, present and future of h...

  • Ms. B

    It's by four-time Caldecott Honor recipient Bryan Collier, there is nothing more I need to say or add. I have been a fan of his since Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.. If you...

  • Pauline

    Layered artistry brings the lyrics of this anthem to life; be on the lookout for historically significant elements embedded into the narrative....

  • Jillian Heise

    Collier's adaptation of the song is stunning. The historical & illustration notes in the backmatter add important context. ...

  • Zibby Owens

    This book tells a well-familiar anthem and song in a way that creates a bridge from its inception and the way it was used through history, the Civil Rights movement, and as it pertains to today. The i...

  • Maggi Rohde

    This is going to become the definitive edition of this song for sharing with young children. Collier's illustrations evoke questions without detracting from the focus on the text. ...

  • Roben

    The artwork is stunning! An important book to add to any collection.Thank you to Scholastic for the ARC!...

  • Danielle

    This is really well-done - the art reminds me of books from when I was younger, and I really liked that the (seemingly at first standard) backgrounds were actually references to Black history....

  • Darrell Robertson

    Beautiful art! Simple Text! Wonderful section at the end of the book discussing the historical relevance of some of scenes depicted in the artwork....

  • Deborah

    Narrated by the song, illustrations powerfully juxtapose a contemporary girl & scenes with history. Backmatter tells the history of the song and more about the art's content, with a note from Bryan Co...