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The Faith of Elijah Cummings: The North Star of Equal Justice

By Diondra K. Brown, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Inspiring biography of American hero and activist.

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This picture book biography is a beautiful, child-friendly ode to a memorable and hard-fought life. The Faith of Elijah Cummings: The North Star of Equal Justice helps preserve Elijah Cummings' legacy by sharing the childhood dreams and struggles of this civil rights icon. The book does not shy away from Elijah's peaceful fight for civility in the face of discrimination, segregation, and poverty. Laura Freeman's illustrations capture the reader's attention and portray emotions in a soft manner. Author Carole Boston Weatherford's decision to include direct quotes from Elijah Cummings makes the book true to his story, and leaves a lasting impression of inspiration. It's great read for the whole family, made for those who are and are not familiar with the impact Elijah had on the world.

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