Written and Illustrated by Kadir Nelson
Published by Balzer + Bray; Reprint edition (December 23, 2013)
This inspirational story of African Americans gives courage to readers. This is the story of people who works to pick cotton for their masters. It talks about how their life was as a worker that didn’t have any freedom or right to speech.
Illustrations is beautiful and realistic, and it is also very inspirational. After reading this book, I thought this book can be good opportunity to learn about the sad and tragic history. Because it talks about minorities group, I think this book definitely honors diversity in terms of race. Young readers should read this book to learn about the history.
Interview with Kadir Nelson: http://www.readingrockets.org/books/interviews/nelson
Articles about the author: http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/childrens/childrens-authors/article/48018-kadir-nelson-the-accidental-historian.html