Heart & Soul is an interesting look at American history from the point of view of the Africans brought over as slaves. It covers the Revolutionary war to the election of Barack Obama as president. Kids with knowledge on these points in history will likely get more out of this book, as it makes you think about how the history of the African-Americans in America was tied up with that of the White Americans, but also how it was so much different. The artwork is stunning, emphasizing points of the story. Younger kids however, may not truly understand what the story is saying.