We rise, we resist, we raise our voices

Sound recording - 2018

What do we tell our children when the world seems bleak, and prejudice and racism run rampant? With 96 lavishly designed pages of original art and prose, fifty diverse creators lend voice to young activists.

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Genres
Children's audiobooks
Published
[New York, N.Y.] : Listening Library [2018]
Edition
Unabridged
Language
English
Physical Description
2 audio discs (approximately 1 hr., 41 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in
Audience
8-12 years.
3-7.
ISBN
9781984827791
1984827790
Other Authors
Ashley Bryan (writer of foreword)
Review by Booklist Reviews

This inspiring anthology comprises personal essays, songs, letters, and poems from more than 50 children's authors and illustrators who share their experiences of injustice and advice to young people facing a divided world. Each track is one entry, and each is read by a different narrator, while many voices join together on some of the songs and chants. The voices chosen for each contribution are well matched, making the listener believe that we are hearing directly from the author. The track names reflect the title of the work, and the title and author or creator are announced at the beginning of each track. An introduction from the editors explains the inspiration for this collection, and credits for the written work are included on the final track. The full list of titles and narrators is available on the Listening Library website. This powerful anthology is a moving reminder to children to always hold on to hope. Grades 3-6. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Booklist Reviews

This inspiring anthology comprises personal essays, songs, letters, and poems from more than 50 children?s authors and illustrators who share their experiences of injustice and advice to young people facing a divided world. Each track is one entry, and each is read by a different narrator, while many voices join together on some of the songs and chants. The voices chosen for each contribution are well matched, making the listener believe that we are hearing directly from the author. The track names reflect the title of the work, and the title and author or creator are announced at the beginning of each track. An introduction from the editors explains the inspiration for this collection, and credits for the written work are included on the final track. The full list of titles and narrators is available on the Listening Library website. This powerful anthology is a moving reminder to children to always hold on to hope. Grades 3-6. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Booklist Reviews

When it seems like all around us there is bad news, tension, injustice, and racism, children now have an additional source of inspiration in their search for peace, strength, equality, and hope in this vibrant and heartfelt anthology. More than 50 authors and illustrators, including such acclaimed luminaries as Jacqueline Woodson, Margarita Engle, Jason Reynolds, Ekua Holmes, and Javaka Steptoe, share their experiences of injustice and their words of advice and encouragement in the forms of poetry, songs, and stories. Some are written in the form of letters to their own children and loved ones; others as heartbreaking stories of their own personal experiences; still others are reminders and advice that should not be forgotten, or powerful poetic words. What they all have in common is a stirring message to readers that they are not alone. The beautiful, poetic text of each story is paired perfectly with the unique, beautifully varied illustrations accompanying them, and together they serve to remind children to never give up, hold their heads up high, and always hold onto hope. Grades 3-6. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Review by School Library Journal Reviews

Gr 3–7—This anthology of more than 30 essays, poems, stories, songs, and letters will inspire and reassure young people from all backgrounds that even when life seems uncertain, there are always people to count on for love and support. Themes range from kindness to inclusion to tolerance, and each writer shares his or her insights and words of wisdom with tomorrow's leaders. Included in the anthology are pieces from some of today's most respected writers, including Jacqueline Woodson, Kwame Alexander, Rita Williams-Garcia, Jason Reynolds, Joseph Bruchac, and Carole Boston Weatherford, along with a foreword by Ashley Bryan. Narrated by an ensemble cast, the collection gathers writing that feels both personal and universal. Listeners will be empowered to find their own unique voice and be inspired to use it to encourage positive change in our world. VERDICT A first purchase for any library serving children. This recording will also serve teachers, counselors, librarians, and any caring person looking to provide words of reassurance to students about the uncertain world in which we live.—Anne Bosievich, Friendship Elementary School, Glen Rock, PA Copyright 2019 School Library Journal.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

The foremost diverse children's authors--including Jason Reynolds, Jacqueline Woodson, and Kwame Alexander--share answers to the question, "In this divisive world, what shall we tell our children?" in this powerful collection, published in partnership with Just Us Books.Featuring poems, letters, personal essays, songs, and other works from such industry leaders as Jacqueline Woodson (Brown Girl Dreaming), Jason Reynolds (All American Boys), Kwame Alexander (The Crossover), Andrea Pippins (I Love My Hair), Sharon Draper (Out of My Mind), Rita Williams-Garcia (One Crazy Summer), Ellen Oh (cofounder of We Need Diverse Books), and more, this anthology empowers the nation's youth to listen, learn, and build a better tomorrow.Audiobook Table of Contents:Foreword by Ashley Bryan, read by Dominic Hoffman Introduction by Wade Hudson and Cheryl Willis Hudson, read by the authorsWhat Shall We Tell You? by Wade Hudson, read by the authorThe Golden Rule by Carole Boston Weatherford, read by Soneela NankaniA Thousand Winters by Kwame Alexander, read by Guy LockardWe, the People by Rita Williams-Garcia, read by January LaVoyPrayers of the Grandmothers by Sharon M. Draper, read by Adenrele OjoYou Are Here. by Denise Lewis Patrick, read by N’Jameh CamaraWords Have Power by Ellen Oh, read by Jennifer LimKindness Is a Choice by Jacqueline Woodson, read by Adenrele OjoTo Find a Friend by Joseph Bruchac, read by Darrell DennisGet on Board, introduction read by Cheryl Willis Hudson, song performed by Paul Robeson (courtesy of Concord Music Group)You Can Change the World by Bernette G. Ford, read by Bahni TurpinNext by Lesa Cline-Randsome, read by January LaVoyDrumbeat for Change by Kelly Starling Lyons, read by Bahni TurpinThe Art of Mindfulness by Evelyn Coleman, read by N’Jameh CamaraOne Day Papí Drove Me to School by Tony Medina, read by Kyla GarciaIt Helps to Look at Old Front Page Headlines by Marilyn Nelson, read by Jennifer LimAll Nations Are Neighbors and I Wonder by Margarita Engle, read by Kyla GarciaWhen I Think of You by Sharon G. Flake, read by Bahni Turpina day of small things by Tonya Bolden, read by Adenrele OjoDark-Brown Skin Is Beautiful by Eleanora E. Tate, read by Bahni Turpinhere is a poem of love and hope: by Arnold Adoff, read by Dominic HoffmanWe’ve Got You by Pat Cummings, read by January LaVoyHow to Pass the Test by Hena Khan, read by Soneela NankaniWhere Are the Good People? by Tameka Fryer Brown, read by January LaVoyYou Can Do It by Jabari Asim, read by Sullivan JonesTell It in Your Own Way by Roy Boney Jr., read by Darrell Dennis “What Songs Will Our Children Sing?” music and lyrics by Curtis Hudson You Too Can Fly by Zetta Elliott, read by Bahni TurpinAdvice . . . (I’m Old-School Like That) by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich, read by N’Jameh CamaraA Talkin’-To by Jason Reynolds, read by Guy Lockard