Strong Voices by various authors audiobook

Strong Voices: Fifteen American Speeches Worth Knowing

Speeches by various authors
Introduction by Tonya Bolden
Foreword by Cokie Roberts
Read by  Prentice Onayemi  and Lisa Reneé Pitts

HarperCollins 9780062572042

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781094107370

  • ISBN: 9781094107363

  • ISBN: 9781094107387

Runtime: 3.09 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

"A wide-ranging collection of speeches and a worthwhile resource for students of American history." —Booklist

"A golden celebration of the multicultural voices who demand the U.S.—and the world—do better." —Kirkus

"An important addition to American history collections." School Library Journal

Strong Voices: Fifteen American Speeches Worth Knowing is a collection of significant speeches, made both by those who held the reins of power and those who didn’t, at significant times in American history. Read the original words—sometimes abridged and sometimes in their entirety—that have shaped our cultural fabric.

Introductions by acclaimed writer Tonya Bolden provide historical context and critical insights to the meaning and impact of every speech. Illustrations by award-winning artist Eric Velasquez illuminate what it was really like at each moment in history. This collection includes the following:

  • Patrick Henry, “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death”
  • George Washington, Farewell Address
  • Red Jacket, “We Never Quarrel about Religion”
  • Frederick Douglass, “What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?”
  • Sojourner Truth, “I Am a Woman’s Rights”
  • Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address
  • Theodore Roosevelt, “Citizenship in a Republic”
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt, “The Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself”
  • Lou Gehrig, “Farewell to Baseball”
  • Langston Hughes, “On the Blacklist All Our Lives”
  • John Fitzgerald Kennedy, “We Choose to Go to the Moon”
  • Martin Luther King, Jr., “I Have a Dream”
  • Fannie Lou Hamer, “I Question America”
  • Cesar Chavez, Address to the Commonwealth Club of California, 1984
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton, “Women’s Rights Are Human Rights”

Strong Voices includes a foreword by #1 New York Times bestselling author and celebrated journalist Cokie Roberts, as well as a timeline in the back of the book, along with letters to the reader from Tonya Bolden and Eric Velasquez.

Strong Voices is a tremendous introduction to the extraordinary words spoken in history.

Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A golden celebration of the multicultural voices who demand that the US—and the world—do better.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: various authors

Author Bio: various authors

Author Bio: Tonya Bolden

Author Bio: Tonya Bolden

Titles by Author

Author Bio: Cokie Roberts

Author Bio: Cokie Roberts

Cokie Roberts (1943–2019) was an American journalist, a political commentator, senior news analyst, and bestselling author. She had been cited as one of the fifty greatest women in the history of broadcasting by the American Women in Radio and Television.She won the Edward R. Murrow Award, the Everett McKinley Dirksen Award for coverage of Congress, and a 1991 Emmy Award for her contribution to Who Is Ross Perot? In 2000, she won the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism. She and her mother, Lindy, won the Foremother Award from the National Center for Health Research in 2013. She was inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame in 2000.

Titles by Author

Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 3.09
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English