The 1619 Project: Born on the Water by Nikole Hannah-Jones and Renée Watson, illustrated by Nikkolas Smith
December 29, 2021
A work of triumphant wonder, representation and truth telling to transform the 1619 Project’s essence into picture book for children. A family tree assignment sparks questions of “who are you, trace your roots, draw a flag that represents your ancestral land…” and for some and reminders the erasure of records. Grandmother gathers the family around and tells the story of their people, born on the water.
–Jesica DeHart, Neill Public Library, Pullman, WA
Before the new year, pause and reflect with some thought-provoking books from your local, independent bookstore.
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