Bibliographic Information: Nelson, K. (2014). Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African-Americans. New York, NY: HarperCollins Publishers.

Brief Annotation: The books follows some of the African-Americans experiences in America, uncovering the not-so-pretty things that are included.

Genre: Historical, Non-fiction

Grade Level: 5-8

Readers who will like this: Readers who are interested in knowing about America’s history.

Rating/Response (1-4): 4; This book is a great why to  teach children the whole American story without skipping the violence, slavery and racism that America has experience.

Text-Dependent Question: Who is standing to President George Washington in the illustration of him on his horse?

Strategy: Double Journal – have students write what they see or hear and then their thoughts on the other side.