Coretta Scott by Ntozake Shange

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Walking many miles to school in the dusty road, young Coretta knew, too well, the unfairness of life in the segregated south.

A yearning for equality began to grow.

Together with Martin Luther King, Jr., she gave birth to a vision and a journey—with dreams of freedom for all.

This extraordinary union of poetic text by Ntozake Shange and monumental artwork by Kadir Nelson captures the movement for civil rights in the United States and honors its most elegant inspiration, Coretta Scott.

 

About Ntozake Shange

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Ntozake Shange is a celebrated poet and author of many novels and plays, including the Obie Award-winning play For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf, which was made into a feature film. Ms. Shange is also the author of several children’s books, including the Coretta Scott King Award-winning book Ellington Was Not a Street, illustrated by Kadir Nelson.
 
Published January 6, 2009 by Katherine Tegen Books. 32 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Children's Books.

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Shange strikes an emotional chord in her recitative about Scott King’s youth in the time of Jim Crow, seeking inspiration from the words of a spiritual, finding a soul mate in a young divinity student and joining him on marches and protests.

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From the time she walked five miles to an all black school as a child to the time she joined in the march on Washington, D.C., Coretta Scott had a song in her heart and the strength to work tirelessly for peace, justice, and freedom for all people in America.

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