Coretta Scott

By Shange, Ntozake & Nelson, Kadir

Publishers Summary:
This extraordinary union of poetry and monumental artwork captures the movement for civil rights in the United States, and honors it most elegant inspiration, Coretta Scott.

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ISBN
978-0-06125-364-5
Publisher
New York : Katherine Tegen Books, HarperCollins c2009.


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on January 1, 2009

Gr 4-9 Poetic language paired with powerful images makes this biography/history of the Civil Rights Movement a moving, provocative read-aloud. Young Coretta and her siblings solemnly "walked all/of five miles to/the nearest colored school/in the darkness/with the dew dampening/their feet." A close-up of the stoic children as the "white school bus/left a/funnel of dust/on their faces" reveals the hurt they already knew. The peaceful, prayerful profiles of Coretta and Martin juxtaposed against a stained-glass church window provide a soothing contrast"...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2009

Shange's spare, poetic text sketches the life of Coretta Scott King. The story begins with her childhood, when she ha...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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