KidVid: Celebrate African-American History with Jazz - Page 2
Samuel L. Jackson’s bigger-than-life telling of John Henry, the story of a bigger-than-life man (based on an African-American folk ballad), is the exciting final story in the collection. Jackson’s energetic narration tells us “If this isn’t true, it should be!,” and takes the viewer on a fantastic adventure with the baby who grew to manhood in one day. Strong and hard-working John Henry is a tribute to dedication and self-confidence.
DVD extras include an option to “Read-Along” and questions for discussion that reinforce comprehension. Duke Ellington…and more stories to celebrate great figures in African American history supports early reading, history, and music appreciation.