Monday, November 23, 2009

Let Freedom Sing Vanessa Newton

Let Freedom Sing by Vanessa Newton
On the first page Newton gives one verse for a few of the popular Freedom songs during the Civil Rights movement.

This Little Light of Mine is the song behind this story. Newton points out several notable people during the Civil Rights movement, who let their light shine, ending with President Obama. Rosa Parks and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr are included. The author also recognizes teens who took a stand for change, the Little Rock Nine and The Greensboro Four.

I smiled my way through this book. I loved Newton's illustrations. This is a wonderful picture book about the power of music. With colorful detailed illustrations and slim text Newton conveys the importance of Freedom songs during the Civil Rights movement for younger listeners/readers (4up).

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