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I have been reading this book with my five-year-old, and it has opened up conversations about racial injustice and resistance that she can understand. The illustrations are wonderful, the history is solid, and the prose is musical, as it should be in telling the story of one of the greatest anthems of the Civil Rights Movement. And the book doesn't end in the 1960s with "then everything was fixed", but lets the song go on singing in many voices into other struggles, providing courage and hope.
Picked by Jessica in Prospect Lefferts Gardens