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Strong voices : fifteen American speeches worth knowing / introductions by Tonya Bolden ; foreword by Cokie Roberts ; illustrated by Eric Velasquez.

Bolden, Tonya, (author.). Roberts, Cokie, (author of foreword.). Velasquez, Eric, (illustrator.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Lower Macungie Library.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Lehigh Carbon Library Cooperative. (Show)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Lower Macungie Library JUV 815 BOL (Text) 33400001472680 Juvenile Display Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062572042 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 0062572040 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 125 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2020]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 124-125).
Patrick Henry: "Give me liberty or give me death!" -- George Washington: Farewell Address -- Red Jacket: "We never quarrel about religion" -- Frederick Douglass: "What to the slave is the Fourth of July?" -- Sojourner Truth: "I am a woman's rights" -- Abraham Lincoln: Gettysburg Address -- Theodore Roosevelt: "Citizenship in a Republic" -- Franklin Delano Roosevelt: "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself" -- Lou Gehrig: "Farewell to baseball" -- Langston Hughes: "On the blacklist all our lives" -- John Fitzgerald Kennedy: "We choose to go to the moon" -- Martin Luther King Jr.: "I have a dream" -- Fannie Lou Hamer: " I question America" -- Cesar Chavez: Address to the Commonwealth Club of California, 1984 -- Hillary Rodham Clinton: "Women's rights are human rights" -- Notes -- Timeline.
Summary, etc.:
A collection of speeches that showcases the voices of those at the reins of power and of those who are not. Read the original words, sometimes abridged and sometimes in their entirety, that have shaped our cultural fabric. Introductions provide historical context and critical insights into the meaning and impact of every speech. For each speech, writer and history lover Tonya Bolden provides an introduction-- telling us what was going on at the time, who the person was, and what it all meant. And along the way, Bolden provides many fascinating insights. Understanding what a speech meant at the time can help us unlock what it means for us today.
Subject: Speeches, addresses, etc., American > Juvenile literature.
Speeches, addresses, etc., American.
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