Sing a Song: How Lift Every Voice and Sing Inspired Generations
Sing a Song: How Lift Every Voice and Sing Inspired Generations
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Sing a Song: How Lift Every Voice and Sing Inspired Generations

Written by Kelly Starling Lyons & illustrated by Keith Mallett
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5 - 8
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32
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24
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680L
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Aug 6, 2019
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Lyons delivers the history of a song that has inspired generations of African-Americans to persist and resist in the face of racism and systemic oppression. . . . A heartfelt history of a historic anthem.–Publishers Weekly Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us.Sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us. In Jacksonville, Florida, two brothers, one of them the principal of a segregated, all-black school, wrote the song Lift Every Voice and Sing so his students could sing it for a tribute to Abraham Lincoln’s birthday in 1900. From that moment on, the song has provided inspiration and solace for generations of Black families. Mothers and fathers passed it on to their children who sang it to their children and grandchildren. Known as the Black National Anthem, it has been sung during major moments of the Civil Rights Movement and at family gatherings and college graduations. Inspired by this song’s enduring significance, Kelly Starling Lyons and Keith Mallett tell a story about the generations of families who gained hope and strength from the song’s inspiring words. –A CCBC Choice –A Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People–An ALSC Notable Children’s Book

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9780525516095
    Publication Date
    August 6, 2019
    Publisher
    Nancy Paulsen Books
    Page Count
    32
    Words Per Page
    24.40625
    Audience
    Picture
    Reading Age
    5 - 8 years
    Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
    2019007422
    Lexile® Level
    680L
    Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
    ~P
    ATOS® Book Level
    3.6
    Accelerated Reader® Points
    0.5
    Accelerated Reader Quiz
    507682
    Accelerated Reader Interest Level
    LG

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