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Lift Every Voice and change - A celebration of Black leaders

Lift Every Voice and change - A celebration of Black leaders


Lift Every Voice and Change A Celebration of Black Leaders and the Words That Inspire Generations

Charnaie Gordon (author), Aeron Cargill (illustrator)

Book (12 Jan 2023)

Powerful sound clips from twelve Black leaders amplified by bold illustrations and background facts illuminate pivotal moments of Black history in America.

With the touch of the button, hear impactful quotes spoken by inspiring Black Americans in primary source audio files. Aimed at children ages 7-12, a succinct profile of the speaker alongside an explanation of the significance of the quote and moment provide the context for each audio clip. A vibrant illustration of the speaker completes the picture.

Through the included quotes, kids gain an age-appropriate understanding of the strides made in the ongoing journey for equality, from the early days of sound recording to modern day.

Lift Every Voice and Change features the voices of:

Booker T. Washington

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

John Lewis

Stokely Carmichael

James Baldwin

Stacey Abrams

Toni Morrison

Katherine Johnson


Gladys Mae West

Faith Ringgold

Ayo Tometi

The voices chosen represent an equal number of men and women, historical and modern figures, across a variety of disciplines. Some are household names and others may very well be introduced to children for the first time! Inspire the next generation of leading voices by inviting them to listen to and learn from the Black leaders of yesterday and today.

Manufacturer's note: Please pull the white tab out of the back of the book before use. Sound buttons require a firm push in the exact location to work, which may be hard for young children. Sound clips range in length, but are an average of 12 seconds long.

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