The People Remember by Zoboi, Ibi
The People Remember: A Kwanzaa Holiday Book for Kids -- Ibi Zoboi - Hardcover
Ibi Zoboi

The People Remember: A Kwanzaa Holiday Book for Kids -- Ibi Zoboi - Hardcover

From award-winning, New York Times bestselling author Ibi Zoboi comes her debut picture book--a tour de force that uses the principles of Kwanzaa to talk about the history of African Americans. This lyrical, powerful tribute is sumptuously illustrated by New Yorker artist and rising star Loveis Wise. A beautiful gift for readers of all ages and for fans of Kadir Nelson's Heart and Soul. A Coretta Scott King Honor Book!

The People Remember tells the journey of African descendants in America by connecting their history to the seven principles of Kwanzaa. It begins in Africa, where people were taken from their homes and families. They spoke different languages and had different customs.

Yet they were bound and chained together and forced onto ships sailing into an unknown future. Ultimately, all these people had to learn one common language and create a culture that combined their memories of home with new traditions that enabled them to thrive in this new land.

Sumptuously illustrated, this is an important book to read as a family--a story young readers can visit over and over again to deepen their understanding of African American history in relation to their own lives and current social justice movements. By turns powerful and revealing, this is a lyrical narrative that tells the story of survival, as well as the many moments of joy, celebration, and innovation of Black people in America.

Author: Ibi Zoboi
Publisher: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
Published: 09/28/2021
Pages: 64
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.40lbs
Size: 10.10h x 11.10w x 0.70d
ISBN: 9780062915641
Audience: Ages 4-8

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 5.8
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 513865 / People Remember

Award: Coretta Scott King Award - Honor Book

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 09/01/2021
Publishers Weekly 09/13/2021
Booklist 09/15/2021 pg. 57
Shelf Awareness 10/05/2021
Horn Book Magazine 11/01/2021 pg. 144
School Library Journal 11/01/2021 pg. 52