Item description for Black Stars of the Civil Rights Movement by Jim Haskins...
Overview Collects well-rounded portraits of twenty notable Civil Rights figures, describing their backgrounds, challenges, and achievements as well as explaining this critical period in American history and how their accomplishments continue to affect the lives of all Americans to this day. Original.
Publishers Description AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY COMES TO LIFE Discover why young people all over the country are reading the Black Stars biographies of African American heroes. Here is what you want to know about the lives of brave black men and women during the Civil Rights Movement: * LOUIS "SATCHMO" ARMSTRONG * MARY MCLEOD BETHUNE * MAJOR GENERAL BENJAMIN O. DAVIS JR. * W. E. B. DU BOIS * LIEUTENANT HENRY O. FLIPPER * MARCUS GARVEY * MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. * THURGOOD MARSHALL * ROSA PARKS * ADAM CLAYTON POWELL JR. * PHILIP RANDOLPH * PAUL ROBESON * JACKIE ROBINSON * BOOKER T. WASHINGTON * IDA B. WELLS-BARNETT * CARTER G. WOODSON * WHITNEY M. YOUNG JR.
"The books in the Black Stars series are the types of books that would have really captivated me as a kid." -Earl G. Graves, Black Enterprise magazine "Inspiring stories that demonstrate what can happen when ingenuity and tenacity are paired with courage and hard work." -Black Books Galore Guide to Great African American Children's Books "Haskins has chosen his subjects well . . . catching a sense of the enormous obstacles they had to overcome. . . . Some names are familiar, but most are little-known whom Haskins elevates to their rightful place in history." -Booklist "The broad coverage makes this an unusual resource-a jumping-off point for deeper studies." -Horn Book
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.26" Width: 7.5" Height: 0.3" Weight: 0.51 lbs.
Release Date Apr 20, 2003
ISBN 047122068X ISBN13 9780471220688
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More About Jim Haskins
Black Stars biographies are written by leading African American children's book writers. General Editor Jim Haskins has written more than 100 nonfiction books for young readers. A professor of English at the University of Florida, Gainesville, Haskins has won numerous awards, including the Washington Post Children's Book Guild Award, the Carter G. Woodson Award, and the Coretta Scott King Book Award.
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