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An American story  Cover Image Book Book

An American story / Kwame Alexander ; art by Dare Coulter.

Alexander, Kwame, (author.). Coulter, Dare, (illustrator.).


From the fireside tales in an African village, through the unspeakable passage across the Atlantic, to the backbreaking work in the fields of the South, this is a story of a people's struggle and strength, horror and hope. This is the story of American slavery, a story that needs to be told and understood by all of us. A testament to the resilience of the African American community, this book honors what has been and envisions what is to be. With stunning mixed-media illustrations by newcomer Dare Coulter, this is a potent book for those who want to speak the truth. Perfect for family sharing, the classroom, and homeschooling. -- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780316473125
  • ISBN: 031647312X
  • ISBN: 9780800060732
  • ISBN: 0800060733
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company , [2023]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Publisher, publishing date and paging may vary.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 4-8 years Little, Brown and Company.
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 4.5 0.5 516398.
Awards Note:
Dogwood Readers Award Nominee, 2024
Subject: Slavery > United States > History > Juvenile literature.
African Americans > Civil rights > History > Juvenile literature.
African Americans > Social conditions > Juvenile literature.
African Americans > Politics and government > Juvenile literature.
Racism > United States > History > Juvenile literature.
United States > Race relations > History > Juvenile literature.
Genre: Picture books.

Available copies

  • 46 of 46 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at North Kansas City.


  • 0 current holds with 46 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
North Kansas City Public Library JE ALE (Text) 0001012499244 JUV Easy Available -

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