From award-winning author Ibi Zoboi comes her debut picture book - a tour de force that uses the principles of Kwanzaa to talk about the history of African Americans
Product Code: 5868
ISBN: 9780062915641
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Published Date: 09/28/2021
Pages: 64
Availability:In stock
Price: $19.99

The People Remember tells the journey of African descendants in America by connecting their history to the seven principles of Kwanzaa. It begins in Africa, where people were taken from their homes and families. They spoke different languages and had different customs.

Yet they were bound and chained together and forced onto ships sailing into an unknown future. Ultimately, all these people had to learn one common language and create a culture that combined their memories of home with new traditions that enabled them to thrive in this new land.

Sumptuously illustrated by New Yorker artist and rising star Loveis Wise, this is an important book to read as a family - a story young readers can visit over and over again to deepen their understanding of African American history in relation to their own lives and current social justice movements.

By turns powerful and revealing, this is a lyrical narrative that tells the story of survival, as well as the many moments of joy, celebration, and innovation of Black people in America.

Ages 4 to 8

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“This immaculately illustrated picture book walks through a vast swath of history… Zoboi’s poetic retrospective breathes life into Black history narratives and reverently celebrates Black lives.” - Kirkus Reviews,starred review

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