As a librarian (and, specifically, a children's librarian), I have read MANY MANY MANY books. Some of them have really moved me. This one actually gave me chills. It is a powerful, beautifully written and illustrated ode to African-American heroes both past and present. "The unspeakable. The unspeakable. The unspeakable." If this book doesn't win awards, it will be an absolute travesty. Kwame Alexander and Kadir Nelson are both gifts, as is this book.