In "Let Freedom Sing," Vanessa Newton has created a delightful picture book to teach younger students about the Civil Rights movement.  She weaves song, images, and historical events together to bring to life the struggle and the joy of making the United States a better, more equal country.

I had the pleasure of interviewing Ms. Newton on January 11, 2010, about this book and her process of creating it.  She is a self-taught artist who, as an adult, was diagnosed with dyslexia.  She told stori...
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