Sweet Land of Liberty

Sweet Land of Liberty


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This inspiring story of little-known civil rights champion Oscar Chapman reminds readers that one person can truly make a difference.
On Easter Sunday 1939, Marian Anderson performed at the foot of the Lincoln Memorial for a crowd of over 75,000 people. The person largely responsible for putting her there was a white man, Oscar Chapman. When Chapman learned that Marian Anderson was not allowed to sing at Constitution Hall because of the color of her skin, Chapman helped produce a landmark concert that―for at least one evening―bridged the color divide to bring a city and much of the nation together.
Award-winning author Deborah Hopkinson tells the inspirational story of Oscar Chapman’s lifelong commitment to ending bigotry. Illustrator Leonard Jenkins’s remarkable illustrations recreate a bygone era and pay tribute to remarkable real-life people and a magical moment in modern history. An author’s note provides additional historical context.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781561453955
Publisher: Peachtree Publishing Company
Publication date: 03/01/2007
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 1,160,226
Product dimensions: 11.60(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: 750L (what's this?)
Age Range: 6 - 10 Years

About the Author

Deborah Hopkinson is the award-winning author of numerous critically acclaimed picture books, middle grade fiction, and nonfiction. She lives in Oregon with her familiy and menagerie of pets.

Leonard Jenkins received his BFA from the American Academy of Art in Chicago. In addition to illustrating several children's books, he has taught art at universities and after-school programs.

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MaggieJayne on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Genre: This biographical book tells the story of a woman named Marian Anderson. This book gives real life accurate details of her life and of the performance at the Lincoln memorial. This book does not exaggerate anything in the story. Setting: The setting of this book is in Washington DC, with the main part of the story at the Lincoln memorial. Media: Acrylic Paint