We Shall Overcome

We Shall Overcome

by

picture-books, , wsra-picbk-2021, picture-book, prek-2nd, childrens-books, empathy, young-adult-2022, picture-book-2021, picture-book, friends, diverse-stories, 2022-ages-8-9, faves-of-2022, children, protest-song, art, picture-books, giveaways, 2021-favs, read-in-2022, arcs, children-s-informational, children-s, Childrens, History, Music, Social Movements, Nonfiction, Race, Art, Cultural, Inspirational

A celebration of the gospel anthem and Civil Rights protest song "We Shall Overcome", masterfully brought to life by Caldecott Honor recipient and a nine-time Coretta Scott King Award winner Bryan Collier.
"We Shall Overcome" is one of the most recognizable anthems of the Civil Rights movement, widely performed at protests and rallies to promote nonviolent civil rights activism. Now, these inspirational, empowering, legendary lyrics are brought to life with the stirring, evocative, and breathtaking illustrations from multi-award winning talent Bryan Collier. Powerfully imagined for the present moment, Collier's illustrations meld the most emblematic moments of the twentieth century Civil Rights movement with the present day, depicting the movements, protests, and demonstrations-big and small-as the fight for justice continues. With illustrations full of depth, tenderness, and expression, and offering historical context while remaining powerfully relevant to the present-day, this impactful picture book is a must-have for every home, classroom, and bookshelf.

Title:We Shall Overcome
ISBN:9781338540376
Format Type:

    We Shall Overcome Reviews

  • Pauline

    Layered artistry brings the lyrics of this anthem to life; be on the lookout for historically significant elements embedded into the narrative....

  • Jillian Heise

    Collier's adaptation of the song is stunning. The historical & illustration notes in the backmatter add important context. ...

  • Zibby Owens

    This book tells a well-familiar anthem and song in a way that creates a bridge from its inception and the way it was used through history, the Civil Rights movement, and as it pertains to today. The i...

  • Maggi Rohde

    This is going to become the definitive edition of this song for sharing with young children. Collier's illustrations evoke questions without detracting from the focus on the text. ...

  • Roben

    The artwork is stunning! An important book to add to any collection.Thank you to Scholastic for the ARC!...

  • Danielle

    This is really well-done - the art reminds me of books from when I was younger, and I really liked that the (seemingly at first standard) backgrounds were actually references to Black history....

  • Barbara

    A young girl is at the center of the illustrations in this picture book that uses the words of the classic civil rights anthem, "We Shall Overcome" as a backdrop and allows the illustrator to interpre...

  • Linda

    All Bryan Collier needed for inspiration were the words to"We Shall Overcome" the gospel song that later became the protest song for Civil Rights. Here is his priceless book to share on the special d...

  • Stephanie Bange

    Another moving reading experience from author/illustrator Bryan Collier...The text of the gospel anthem/civil rights protest song is visually told as a young girl goes to school against a backdrop of ...

  • Melanie Dulaney

    Bryan Collier, illustrator of Tami Charles' wonderful "All Because You Matter," has created another important work of art for children-adults. The song has been sung in churches and at protests since ...