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1619 Project: Born on the Water
1619 Project: Born on the Water | Rene Watson, Nikole Hannah-Jones
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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 Rene 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 keepliving, living. And the people learned new wordsfor lovefor friendfor family for joyfor growfor 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.
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Nutmegnc
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1. Saint‘s Song by Garrett Leigh. Somewhere in England I‘ve never heard of and frankly didn‘t really pay much attention to. For broody, angsty, steamy reasons 🤣🤣🤣. 2. The last 5 ⭐️ read was actually the tagged kid‘s book. 3. I‘m excited for Alexis Hall‘s Husband Material.

Nutmegnc @RaeLovesToRead thanks for the tag! (edited) 1w
Eggs Thanks for playing 🙏🏻🤗 1w
Prairiegirl_reading I‘m excited for husband material too! 1w
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Nutmegnc
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Great text, chunked into small parts. The audio is the author, and I enjoyed hearing her voice. The real winner here is the illustration. Well done, Nikkolas Smith!!

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Cortg
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A beautiful children‘s picture book to compliment the adult book. A young African American asks where her ancestors are from, her grandmother tells her a story. #booked2022 ~from a black-owned or -centric imprint or publisher

Cinfhen Lovely ☺️ 3mo
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ReadingEnvy
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This is one version of The 1619 Project for kids, both centering slavery in the historical narrative but also discussing what came before and after. It starts with a young person assigned a genealogy project, which most kids will be able to relate to. I listened to the audio and it's told in verse with some repeating/emphasized phrases. I plan to read the adult version this year.

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kspenmoll
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Whimsical,joyful,&heartbreaking,the book‘s illustrations & verse convey the humanity of the Ndongo people.Darkness descends when they are kidnapped & sail,chained to each other,under the deck of the White lion.”Packed in dark misery,/strangers chained together/These many people/became one people,/a new people/And that is why the people say,/we were born on the water./We come from people who refused to die.”A book of generations of resilience.

4thhouseontheleft Great review! I definitely want to read this too. 5mo
kspenmoll @4thhouseontheleft It should be read in all classrooms. But I fear it would not get approved by Boards of Ed. 5mo
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Cortg
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While I wait for my library hold for the adult book, I took some time to read this beautifully illustrated picture book written in verse. This is an absolutely stunning piece of work. #pop22 ~ a book you can read in one sitting #JumpStart2022

@KarenUK @Cinfhen @Kalalalatja @Megabooks @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraBB @Laughterhp @RaeLovesToRead @Clwojick @Lizpixie

Cinfhen I love children‘s books!!!! 5mo
BarbaraBB Gorgeous illustration 😍 5mo
Cortg @BarbaraBB The artwork is amazing! 5mo
Cortg @Cinfhen Children‘s nonfiction always sums things up so nicely! 5mo
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kspenmoll
1619 Project: Born on the Water | Rene Watson, Nikole Hannah-Jones
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#weeklyforecast

Here are my hopes for this week. Ambitious given work, but some are just buddy read sections.

ravenlee You can do it! 6mo
BookBabe You have a book club candle?! 😍 6mo
kspenmoll @BookBabe A Christmas gift from my sister! 6mo
kspenmoll @ravenlee Thanks for being my personal cheerleader!!!‘ 5mo
ravenlee 😁👍 5mo
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amma-keep-reading
1619 Project: Born on the Water | Rene Watson, Nikole Hannah-Jones
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A starting point for children.

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JoyBlue
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Graciouswarriorprincess
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Book 154 of the year.

BookBabe 😮 Wow, that‘s a lot of books! 🙌🏻 6mo
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shadowsdogs
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This book is a young girl asking her grandmother where her ancestors came from and it‘s written in poetry. I loved it

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megnews
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Just finished the audio of this picture book. If the cover is any indication, I can‘t wait to see the illustrations. A great addition to school, classroom, & home libraries.
Anticipating great discussions during the #1619GroupRead coming in January. See the original announcement @4thhouseontheleft ‘s page for more info.

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