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We Are America

A Tribute From The Heart

By Walter Dean Myers, 1937-

New York Times bestselling author Walter Dean Myers and Caldecott Honor artist Christopher Myers, the father-son team who created harlem, celebrate the freedom dream that is America: our struggles, our ideals, and our hope that we can live up to them.

What is it to be an American?

To live in a strange and beautiful land of complexity, with a tumultuous history of epic proportions, among the people who were here first, who came after, who will come tomorrow.

We were the youth that could not fail
Planting our high ideals in virgin lands and eager hearts
Making vows forever brighter than the story we would live . . .

The lyrical free verse evocative of Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass and striking mural-like paintings are a testimonial to the heart and soul of our country: its ordinary and extraordinary people and the monumental events that have shaped our nation. With layered, sweeping panoramic paintings and text rich with historical allusion, this stunning picture book features passionate writings and vivid portraits of political Americans, from Tecumseh, the Shawnee chief, to Abraham Lincoln to Jimi Hendrix.

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We are America a tribute from the heart

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Publish Date

2011

ISBN

0060523085


Format: Book
Author: Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-
Summary: Poems explore the diversity in people, wealth, dreams, and desire that make up the United States and give it the unique character, charm, and beauty revered and respected all over the world.
Title: We are America : a tribute from the heart / Walter Dean Myers, Christopher Myers.
Publisher Date: New York, NY : HarperCollins Children's Books, 2011.
Subject: Children's poetry, American United States -- Juvenile poetry.
Isbn: 0060523085 9780060523084
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 12
System Items Total: 12
Call Number: 811.54 Mye
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Bib Id: 364311

Format: Book
Author: Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-
Summary: Poems explore the diversity in people, wealth, dreams, and desire that make up the United States and give it the unique character, charm, and beauty revered and respected all over the world.
Title: We are America : a tribute from the heart / Walter Dean Myers, Christopher Myers.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York, NY : HarperCollins Children's Books, 2011.
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 26 x 29 cm.
Subjects: Children's poetry, American
Subjects: United States -- Juvenile poetry.
Other Author: Myers, Christopher ill.
LCCN: 2007011852
ISBN: 0060523085
ISBN: 9780060523084
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 12
Total Copies: 12
Call Number: 811.54 Mye