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Publisher's Summary

Hand in Hand presents the stories of 10 men from different eras in American history, organized chronologically to provide a scope from slavery to the modern day. The stories are accessible, fully drawn narratives offering the subjects' childhood influences, the time and place in which they lived, their accomplishments and motivations, and the legacies they left for future generations as links in the "freedom chain". This book will be the definitive family volume on the subject, punctuated with dynamic full-color portraits and spot illustrations by two-time Caldecott Honor winner and multiple Coretta Scott King Book Award recipient Brian Pinkney. Backmatter includes a civil rights timeline, sources, and further reading.

Profiled:

  • Benjamin Banneker
  • Frederick Douglass
  • Booker T. Washington
  • W.E.B. DuBois
  • A. Philip Randolph
  • Thurgood Marshall
  • Jackie Robinson
  • Malcolm X
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Barack H. Obama II 

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©2012 Andrea Davis Pinkney (P)2021 Little, Brown Young Readers

What the critics say

"A unique historical approach, superbly handled." (Walter Dean Myers)

"[The] stories in this beautifully written book are equally fascinating, and entire volume is movingly enhanced by poetry and by the inviting, creative illustrations of Brian Pinkney." (New York Times)

"The inviting narrative and eloquent portrayal of these iconic men and the times in which they lived make for memorable reading." (Publishers Weekly, starred review)

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