Details

ISBN-10: 0593306503
ISBN-13: 9780593306505
Publisher: Random House Studio
Publish Date: 01/11/2022
Dimensions: 10.30" L, 10.20" W, 0.50" H

The Faith of Elijah Cummings: The North Star of Equal Justice

Illustrator: Laura Freeman

Hardcover

Price: $17.99

Overview

Congressman and civil rights advocate Elijah Cummings dedicated his life to public service. This comprehensive and visually stunning biography details his humble beginnings and unwavering faith as he waged an endless battle for truth, justice, and equality.

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When Elijah Cummings was a little boy, he struggled in school. His teachers thought he talked too much and asked too many questions. They said he’d never be able to read or write well.

Despite his difficulties, Elijah never gave up. He persevered, having faith that with hard work, he’d be able to achieve his goals.

Best known as a voice for people of color and an advocate for equal opportunity, Elijah Cummings was a man of faith and dignity, a beacon of justice, and an unrelenting warrior for equality and change.

Carole Boston Weatherford and Laura Freeman marry words and images beautifully in this picture book biography of politician and civil rights champion Elijah Cummings, detailing his inspiring journey–from his humble beginnings as the son of former sharecroppers to his unwavering faith as he became a lawyer, state legislator, and leading congressman. Best known as a voice for people of color and an advocate for equal opportunity, Elijah Cummings was a man of faith and dignity, a beacon of justice, and an unrelenting warrior for equality and change.

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Reviews
"Interspersing direct quotations throughout, Weatherford offers a thoughtful biography of Black civil rights advocate and congressman Elijah Cummings." –Publishers Weekly, starred review

Beginning with remarks from Nancy Pelosi, this picture book biography combines Freeman's expressive artwork with Weatherford's illuminating text to focus on the highlights of Cummings's life and career." –School Library Journal, starred review

"Weatherford and Freeman paint a tender picture of the leader that shows his sensitivity and concern for others, rooted in his religion, that spanned his entire life." –Kirkus Reviews, starred review

This biography of the iconic social justice activist and political leader is sure to inspire readers of all ages. -The Horn Book

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Details

ISBN-10: 0593306503
ISBN-13: 9780593306505
Publisher: Random House Studio
Publish Date: 01/11/2022
Dimensions: 10.30" L, 10.20" W, 0.50" H
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