Reader’s Review: We Shall Overcome: The Story of a Song

“I’ll be all right, I’ll be all right, I’ll be all right some day.” So begin the words of a song deeply rooted in the Civil Rights history of our country. Beginning in the time of slavery and continuing until present day We Shall Overcome: The Story of a Song-written by Debbie Levy and illustrated by Vanessa Brantley Newton-takes readers on a journey of a song that positively influenced African American people as they fought for freedom and equal rights.

The book would be a great addition to any elementary classroom studying Civil Rights as it touches on slavery, the fight for equal rights, the March on Washington, and the election of an African American President. The beautiful illustrations enhance the story and show the joy people had when singing the song. “We shall overcome, we shall overcome, we shall overcome some day.”

  •  Posted by Dani R.

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