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A proud, empowering introduction to African American history that celebrates and honors enslaved ancestors
Your story begins in Africa. Your African ancestors defied the odds and survived 400 years of slavery in America and passed down an extraordinary legacy to you.
Beginning in Africa before 1619, Your Legacy presents an unprecedentedly accessible, empowering, and proud introduction to African American history for children. While your ancestors’ freedom was taken from them, their spirit was not; this book celebrates their accomplishments, acknowledges their sacrifices, and defines how they are remembered—and how their stories should be taught.
PRAISE FOR YOUR LEGACY
"This thoughtful, sensitive, and beautiful volume, families can begin a difficult conversation in a nurturing way.This is a must for every Black child growing up in the Americas and will help other races and ages too. . .A truly powerful perspective shift."
— Kirkus Reviews
"Bright, brilliant, page-filling illustrations perfectly capture the joyous tone. . .Not focused on recrimination or placing blame, this book is a celebration of perseverance and dignity that deserves a wide audience."