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Author Bolden, Tonya.

Title Strong voices : fifteen American speeches worth knowing / introductions by Tonya Bolden ; foreword by Cokie Roberts ; illustrated by Eric Velasquez.

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2020]
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Juvenile Nonfiction  J 815 BOL    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Juvenile Nonfiction  J 815 BOL    AVAILABLE
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Description 125 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
age Children lcdgt
Contents Patrick Henry: "Give me liberty or give me death!" -- George Washington: Farewell Address -- Red Jacket: "We never quarrel about religion" -- Frederick Douglass: "What to the slave is the Fourth of July?" -- Sojourner Truth: "I am a woman's rights" -- Abraham Lincoln: Gettysburg Address -- Theodore Roosevelt: "Citizenship in a Republic" -- Franklin Delano Roosevelt: "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself" -- Lou Gehrig: "Farewell to baseball" -- Langston Hughes: "On the blacklist all our lives" -- John Fitzgerald Kennedy: "We choose to go to the moon" -- Martin Luther King Jr.: "I have a dream" -- Fannie Lou Hamer: " I question America" -- Cesar Chavez: Address to the Commonwealth Club of California, 1984 -- Hillary Rodham Clinton: "Women's rights are human rights" -- Notes -- Timeline.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 124-125).
Summary A collection of speeches that showcases the voices of those at the reins of power and of those who are not. Read the original words, sometimes abridged and sometimes in their entirety, that have shaped our cultural fabric. Introductions provide historical context and critical insights into the meaning and impact of every speech. For each speech, writer and history lover Tonya Bolden provides an introduction-- telling us what was going on at the time, who the person was, and what it all meant. And along the way, Bolden provides many fascinating insights. Understanding what a speech meant at the time can help us unlock what it means for us today.
Subject Speeches, addresses, etc., American -- Juvenile literature.
Speeches -- Juvenile literature.
Picture books -- Juvenile literature.
Genre Speeches.
Picture books.
Added Author Roberts, Cokie.
Velasquez, Eric.
Added Title Fifteen American speeches worth knowing
ISBN 9780062572042 (hardcover)
0062572040 (hardcover)
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