Publisher description for Our children can soar : a celebration of Rosa, Barack, and the pioneers of change / by Michelle Cook ; illustrations by Cozbi Cabrera ... [et al.] ; foreword by Marian Wright Edelman.

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Rosa sat so

Martin could march.

Martin marched so

Barack could run.

Barack ran so

Our children can soar.

This is the seed of a unique picture book that is part historical, part poetry, and entirely inspirational. It takes the reader through the cumulative story of the US Civil Rights Movement, expanding the popular slogan beyond these three heroes to include more key players in the struggle for equality. Spare prose and vivid imagery make this a truly moving and accessible picture book to be savored by readers of all ages.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
African Americans -- Biography.
African American celebrities -- Biography.
African Americans -- History -- 20th century.