Powerful Words: More Than 200 Years Of Extraordinary Writings By African Americans
If I could arm young people today with one type of artillery, this book would be it. This collection of writings is strength in all its purity. And if I ran the zoo (Sorry Dr. Suess), I would make a person's voice one of their forceful weapons. This book is formatted in such a way that you can't help but learn AND feel a lot. It follows a chronology of sorts, starting with the earliest scriptures and ending with the most recent selection. Each personality features a brief biography, the body of their message and "The Response" to their message. This is a profound yet blatantly simple piece of work. Instead of using cliches, it quotes real ideas, real feelings and ideals.