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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.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780316473125
  • ISBN: 031647312X
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2023.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
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.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 4-8 years Little, Brown and Company.
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 4.5 0.5 516398.
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.

Available copies

  • 19 of 32 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at North Kansas City.


  • 1 current hold with 32 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 New In transit -

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