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Publisher Description

The 1619 Project’s lyrical picture book in verse chronicles the consequences of slavery and the history of Black resistance in the United States, thoughtfully rendered by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones and Newbery honor-winning author Renée Watson.


A young student receives a family tree assignment in school, but she can only trace back three generations. Grandma gathers the whole family, and the student learns that 400 years ago, in 1619, their ancestors were stolen and brought to America by white slave traders.
But before that, they had a home, a land, a language. She learns how the people said to be born on the water survived.

 
And the people planted dreams and hope,
willed themselves to keep
living, living.
 
And the people learned new words
for love
for friend
for family

for joy
for grow
for home.
 
With powerful verse and striking illustrations by Nikkolas Smith, Born on the Water provides a pathway for readers of all ages to reflect on the origins of American identity.

GENRE
Kids
RELEASED
2021
November 16
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
24
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Young Readers Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
19.3
MB

Customer Reviews

A Teacher Reads ,

Simply Phenomenal

The 1619 Project: Born on the Water is an essential read for all Americans.

This book is so beautifully crafted. The story and the illustrations come together to powerfully tell the story of the past. I certainly had never heard this part of history told so purposefully before. These poems will help any reader understand the rich history of Black Americans.

I will be purchasing physical copies of this book for all the readers (old and young) in my family.

Dallomp ,

Are you kidding me?

Stop pushing this garbage!

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