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Black Heroes A Black History Book for Kids 50 Inspiring People from Ancient Africa to Modern Day U S A
|Author||: Arlisha Norwood|
Take an exciting journey through black history with dozens of inspiring biographies for kids From the rulers of ancient Egypt to modern-day scientists, athletes, and journalists, discover the lives of black leaders and role models throughout history. Black Heroes: A Black History Book for Kids is packed with 50 biographies of inspiring figures from Africa, the United States, and around the world. Explore the stories of well-known people like Rosa Parks and Barack Obama, and lesser-known figures like Rebecca Lee Crumpler, the first African-American doctor, and Benjamin Banneker, an astronomer and mathematician. This vibrant black history book for kids makes it fun to learn about how these individuals created lasting change and paved the way for future leaders. Black Heroes: A Black History Book for Kids includes: Civil rights heroes--Meet world-changing activists like Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Stars of the arts--Learn about artists like musician Louis Armstrong, dancer Josephine Baker, and poet Langston Hughes in this unique black history book for kids. Scientists and pioneers--Read the adventures of aviator Bessie Coleman, astronaut Katherine Johnson, and biologist Ernest Just. How will the outstanding role models inside Black Heroes: A Black History Book for Kids inspire you?
|Author||: Linda Hervieux|
The injustices of 1940s Jim Crow America are brought to life in this extraordinary blend of military and social history—a story that pays tribute to the valor of an all-black battalion whose crucial contributions at D-Day have gone unrecognized to this day. In the early hours of June 6, 1944, the 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion, a unit of African-American soldiers, landed on the beaches of France. Their orders were to man a curtain of armed balloons meant to deter enemy aircraft. One member of the 320th would be nominated for the Medal of Honor, an award he would never receive. The nation’s highest decoration was not given to black soldiers in World War II. Drawing on newly uncovered military records and dozens of original interviews with surviving members of the 320th and their families, Linda Hervieux tells the story of these heroic men charged with an extraordinary mission, whose contributions to one of the most celebrated events in modern history have been overlooked. Members of the 320th—Wilson Monk, a jack-of-all-trades from Atlantic City; Henry Parham, the son of sharecroppers from rural Virginia; William Dabney, an eager 17-year-old from Roanoke, Virginia; Samuel Mattison, a charming romantic from Columbus, Ohio—and thousands of other African Americans were sent abroad to fight for liberties denied them at home. In England and Europe, these soldiers discovered freedom they had not known in a homeland that treated them as second-class citizens—experiences they carried back to America, fueling the budding civil rights movement. In telling the story of the 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion, Hervieux offers a vivid account of the tension between racial politics and national service in wartime America, and a moving narrative of human bravery and perseverance in the face of injustice.
|Author||: Burke Davis|
|Editor||: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|
The black soldiers, sailors, spies, scouts, guides, and wagoners who participated and sacrificed in the struggle for American independence are profiled in this fascinating history which features prints and portraits from the period.
|Author||: James Otis Smith|
|Editor||: TOON Books|
This graphic novel by JAMES OTIS SMITH celebrates the extraordinary true tales of three black heroes who took control of their destinies and stood up for their communities in the Old West. Born into slavery in Tennessee, Mary Fields became famous as "Stagecoach Mary," a cigar-chomping, cardplaying coach driver who never missed a delivery. Bass Reeves, the first black Deputy US Marshal west of the Mississippi, was one of the wiliest lawmen in the territories, bringing thousands of outlaws to justice with his smarts. Bob Lemmons lived to be 99 years old and was so good with horses that the wild mustangs on the plains of Texas took him for one of their own.
|Author||: Jamia Wilson|
|Editor||: Wide Eyed Editions|
“...to be revisited again and again…The candy-colored pages and straightforward stories are hard to resist…” –The New York Times “...diverse collection of iconic figures…vibrantly illustrated…beautifully crafted volume…” –Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review “…exuberant…exquisitely designed…a launching point for more discoveries.” –School Library Journal, Starred Review “A luminous and diverse tribute to black movers and shakers across the centuries.” –Publishers Weekly Meet 52 icons of color from the past and present in this celebration of inspirational achievement—a collection of stories about changemakers to encourage, inspire, and empower the next generation of changemakers. Jamia Wilson has carefully curated this range of black icons and the book is stylishly brought together by Andrea Pippins’ colorful and celebratory illustrations. Written in the spirit of Nina Simone’s song “To Be Young, Gifted, and Black,” this vibrant book is a perfect introduction to both historic and present-day icons and heroes. Meet figureheads, leaders, and pioneers such as Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, and Rosa Parks, as well as cultural trailblazers and athletes like Stevie Wonder, Oprah Winfrey, and Serena Williams. All children deserve to see themselves represented positively in the books they read. Highlighting the talent and contributions of black leaders and changemakers from around the world, readers of all backgrounds will be empowered to discover what they too can achieve. Strong, courageous, talented, and diverse, these extraordinary men and women's achievements will inspire a new generation to chase their dream…whatever it may be. The 52 icons: Mary Seacole, Matthew Henson, Ava Duvernay, Bessie Coleman, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Cathy Freeman, George Washington Carver, Malorie Blackman, Harriet Tubman, Mo Farah, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jesse Owens, Beyonce Knowles, Solange Knowles, Katherine Johnson, Josephine Baker, Kofi Annan, Langston Hughes, Toni Morrison, Brian Lara, Madam C.J. Walker, Yannick Noah, Maurice Ashley, Alexandre Duma, Martin Luther King, Jr., Maya Angelou, Nina Simone, Simone Biles, Stevie Wonder, Esperanza Spalding, Sidney Poitier, Oprah Winfrey, Pele, Nelson Mandela, Louis Armstrong, Rosa Parks, Naomi Campbell, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Muhammad Ali, Shirley Chisholm, Steve McQueen, Zadie Smith, Usain Bolt, Wangari Maathai, Mae Jemison, W.E.B. Du Bois, Nicola Adams, Serena Williams, Venus Williams, and Misty Copeland. If you like this book, check out Step Into Your Power and Big Ideas for Young Thinkers, by the same author-illustrator team.
|Author||: Lindsay Ruck|
|Editor||: Nimbus Publishing Limited|
Featuring over 50 historical and contemporary profiles, this fascinating book takes a look at the lives of Black Atlantic Canadians that saved lives, set records, and enacted great change.
|Author||: Jessie Carney Smith|
|Editor||: Omnigraphics Incorporated|
Celebrates the lives and accomplishments of 150 African Americans who have made a lasting and profound impact on American culture, including Marian Anderson, Shirley Chisholm, Medgar Evers, Langston Hughes, and Alex Haley.
|Author||: Gus Edwards|
|Editor||: Heinemann Drama|
This vibrant new collection of monologues from Gus Edwards focuses on African-American heroes, giving new voice to figures like Harriet Tubman, Nat Turner, Richard Wright, Zora Neale Hurston, and more.
|Author||: Molefi Kete Asante|
|Editor||: Prometheus Books|
Since 1619, when Africans first came ashore in the swampy Chesapeake region of Virginia, there have been many individuals whose achievements or strength of character in the face of monumental hardships have called attention to the genius of the African American people. This book attempts to distill from many wonderful possibilities the 100 most outstanding examples of greatness. Pioneering scholar of African American Studies Molefi Kete Asante has used four criteria in his selection: the individual's significance in the general progress of African Americans toward full equality in the American social and political system; self-sacrifice and the demonstration of risk for the collective good; unusual will and determination in the face of the greatest danger or against the most stubborn odds; and personal achievement that reveals the best qualities of the African American people. In adopting these criteria Professor Asante has sought to steer away from the usual standards of popular culture, which often elevates the most popular, the wealthiest, or the most photogenic to the cult of celebrity. The individuals in this book - examples of lasting greatness as opposed to the ephemeral glare of celebrity fame - come from four centuries of African American history.Each entry includes brief biographical information, relevant dates, an assessment of the individual's place in African American history with particular reference to a historical timeline, and a discussion of his or her unique impact on American society. Numerous pictures and illustrations will accompany the articles. This superb reference work will complement any library and be of special interest to students and scholars of American and African American history.
|Author||: Dave Jackson,Neta Jackson|
|Editor||: Bethany House Publishers|
Drawn from the lives of key Christians from the past and present, Heroes in Black History is an inspiring collection of forty-two exciting and educational readings that highlight African-American Christians through a short biography and three true stories for each hero. Whether read together at family devotions or alone, Heroes in Black History is an ideal way to acquaint children ages six to twelve with historically important Christians while imparting valuable lessons. Featured heroes include Harriet Tubman, George Washington Carver, William Seymour, Thomas A. Dorsey, Mary McLeod Bethune, Martin Luther King Jr., and many more. Includes brand-new material as well as content from previous Hero Tales editions.
|Author||: Phillip T. Drotning|
|Editor||: Pocket Books|
"They crossed the Rio Grande with the conquistadores, fought at Bunker Hill, shot the rapids of the Snake with Lewis and Clark, fell before the Confederate fortress at Port Hudson. They chased Geronimo, stood beside Teddy Roosevelt at San Juan Hill, won the Croix de Guerre on the Western Front. They blasted Japanese planes out of the sky over Pearl Harbor, saved their platoon in the mountainous regions of Korea, died in the jungles of Vietnam. Their names are lost in most of the annals of American history, their deeds unsung--Estevanico, Peter Salem, Jordan B. Noble, York, André Cailloux, Emanuel Stance, Edward L. Baker, Jr., Henry Johnson, Dorie Miller, Cornelius Charlton, Milton Olive III. Side by side with those who would be remembered, they played a vital role in the emergence and maturity of the United States."--Jacket flap.
|Author||: Thomas Freeman, Jr,Dream Alana|
Ten short biographies on heroes from the African Diaspora that most kids won't hear about in history class.
|Author||: Bill Leibforth|
|Editor||: Outskirts Press|
In 1947, Jackie Robinson changed the game of baseball by becoming the first black player on a modern day major league team. Jackie made history with the Brooklyn Dodgers and this story is about Jackie and the seventeen players who followed him. These Black Heroes challenged the status quo and policies of team owners and were part of the first wave of black players who played on the sixteen major league teams that existed in 1947. It was not until 1959 (three years after Jackie retired) that the last of the sixteen teams added a black player to their roster.
|Author||: Wade Hudson,Cheryl Willis Hudson,Valerie Wilson Wesley,P. Mignon Hinds|
|Editor||: Sankofa Books|
Offers brief profiles of notable Black men and women from Marian Anderson to Shaka Zulu
|Author||: Ron Bailey|
"This memoir chronicles 'court documented' racial problems, drug enforcement, police shootings and their effects in the community"--Back cover.
|Author||: The Staff of the Undefeated|
|Editor||: HMH Books For Young Readers|
A dynamic and hip collective biography that presents forty-four of America's greatest movers and shakers, from Frederick Douglass to Aretha Franklin to Barack Obama, written by ESPN's TheUndefeated.com and illustrated with dazzling portraits by Rob Ball. Meet forty-four of America's most impressive heroes in this collective biography of African American figures authored by the team at ESPN's TheUndefeated.com. From visionaries to entrepreneurs, athletes to activists, the Fierce 44 are beacons of brilliance, perseverance, and excellence. Each short biography is accompanied by a compelling portrait by Robert Ball, whose bright, graphic art pops off the page. Bringing household names like Serena Williams and Harriet Tubman together with lesser-known but highly deserving figures such as Robert Abbott and Dr. Charles Drew, this collection is a celebration of all that African Americans have achieved, despite everything they have had to overcome.
|Author||: Kimberly Brown Pellum, PhD|
|Editor||: Rockridge Press|
Bold, black women in science--where will their inspiration take you? Throughout history, black women have blazed trails across the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Black Women in Science brings something special to black history books for kids, celebrating incredible black women in STEM who have used their brains, bravery, and ambition to beat the odds. Black Women in Science stands out amongst other black history books for kids--featuring 15 powerful stories of fearless female scientists that advanced their STEM fields and fought to build a legacy. Through the triumphs of these amazing women, you'll find remarkable role models. Black Women in Science goes where black history books for kids have never gone before, including: Above and beyond--Soar over adversity with Mae Jemison, Annie Easley, and Bessie Coleman. Part of the solution--Discover the power of mathematics with Katherine Johnson and Gladys West. The doctor is in--Explore a life of healing with Mamie Phipps Clark, Jane Cooke Wright, and many more. Find the inspiration to blaze your own trail in Black Women in Science--maybe your adventure will be the next chapter in black history books for kids.
|Author||: Kwame Alexander|
The Newbery Award-winning author of THE CROSSOVER pens an ode to black American triumph and tribulation, with art from a two-time Caldecott Honoree. Originally performed for ESPN's The Undefeated, this poem is a love letter to black life in the United States. It highlights the unspeakable trauma of slavery, the faith and fire of the civil rights movement, and the grit, passion, and perseverance of some of the world's greatest heroes. The text is also peppered with references to the words of Martin Luther King, Jr., Langston Hughes, Gwendolyn Brooks, and others, offering deeper insights into the accomplishments of the past, while bringing stark attention to the endurance and spirit of those surviving and thriving in the present. Robust back matter at the end provides valuable historical context and additional detail for those wishing to learn more.