Black Heroes A Black History Book for Kids 50 Inspiring People from Ancient Africa to Modern Day U S A

Black Heroes  A Black History Book for Kids  50 Inspiring People from Ancient Africa to Modern Day U S A
Author: Arlisha Norwood
Pages: 214
ISBN: 1641527048
Available:
Release: 2020-07-07
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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?

Black Heroes of the American Revolution

Black Heroes of the American Revolution
Author: Burke Davis
Pages: 82
ISBN: 0152085610
Available:
Release: 1991
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Young Gifted and Black

Young Gifted and Black
Author: Jamia Wilson
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9781786031587
Available:
Release: 2018-02-01
Editor: Wide Eyed Editions
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“...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.

Forgotten

Forgotten
Author: Linda Hervieux
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780062313812
Available:
Release: 2015-10-27
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Heroes in Black History

Heroes in Black History
Author: Dave Jackson,Neta Jackson
Pages: 192
ISBN: 0764205560
Available:
Release: 2008-02-01
Editor: Bethany House Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Black Heroes

Black Heroes
Author: Jessie Carney Smith
Pages: 733
ISBN: PSU:000059190523
Available:
Release: 2001
Editor: Omnigraphics Incorporated
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Black Heroes in Our Nation s History

Black Heroes in Our Nation s History
Author: Phillip T. Drotning
Pages: 242
ISBN: UCAL:B4438560
Available:
Release: 1969
Editor: Pocket Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"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.

Book of Black Heroes from A to Z

Book of Black Heroes from A to Z
Author: Wade Hudson,Valerie Wilson Wesley
Pages: 64
ISBN: 0590457578
Available:
Release: 1992
Editor: Scholastic Paperbacks
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Afro-bets kids introduce forty-nine black men and women who are heroes of their time.

Baseball s Forgotten Black Heroes

Baseball   s Forgotten Black Heroes
Author: Bill Leibforth
Pages: 374
ISBN: 9781977205193
Available:
Release: 2019-07-09
Editor: Outskirts Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Black Heroes of the Wild West

Black Heroes of the Wild West
Author: James Otis Smith
Pages: 60
ISBN: 1943145512
Available:
Release: 2020
Editor: TOON Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

""Black Heroes of the Wild West" celebrates the extraordinary true tales of three black historical figures in the Old West: Mary "Stagecoach" Fields, a cardplaying coach driver; Bass Reeves, the first black Deputy S Marshall west of the Mississippi; and Bob Lemmons, a cowboy famous for his ability to tame mustangs"--

Black Heroes of the Wild West

Black Heroes of the Wild West
Author: Ruth Pelz
Pages: 55
ISBN: 0940880261
Available:
Release: 1990
Editor: Open Hand Publishing, LLC
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Biographical sketches of nine African American pioneers.

100 Greatest African Americans

100 Greatest African Americans
Author: Molefi Kete Asante
Pages: 345
ISBN: 9781615924233
Available:
Release: 2002
Editor: Prometheus Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

America s Black Founders

America s Black Founders
Author: Nancy I. Sanders
Pages: 150
ISBN: 9781556528118
Available:
Release: 2010-01-01
Editor: Chicago Review Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Celebrates the lesser-known lives and contributions of early African-American men and women, in a volume that features such complementary activities as recipes for colonial foods and advice for petitioning the government. Original.

Young Gifted and Black

Young Gifted and Black
Author: Jamia Wilson
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9781786031907
Available:
Release: 2018-02-01
Editor: Wide Eyed Editions
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“...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.

Great Black Heroes

Great Black Heroes
Author: Wade Hudson,Ron Garnett
Pages: 48
ISBN: 059048026X
Available:
Release: 2001
Editor: Cartwheel Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Offers brief profiles of five African American activists who made important contributions to the civil rights movement--Richard Allen, Harriet Tubman, Marry Church Terrell, Fannie Lou Hamer, and Medgar Evers.

Black Heroes A Black History Book for Kids

Black Heroes  A Black History Book for Kids
Author: Arlisha Norwood,Jane Smith
Pages: 212
ISBN: 1638788235
Available:
Release: 2021-09-07
Editor: Rockridge Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Meet extraordinary black heroes throughout history--biographies for kids ages 8 to 12 You're invited to meet ancient Egyptian rulers, brilliant scientists, legendary musicians, and civil rights activists--all in the same book! Black Heroes introduces you to 51 black leaders and role models from both history and modern times. This black history book for kids features inspirational biographies of trailblazers from the United States, Egypt, Britain, and more. Discover where in the world they lived, and what their lives were like growing up. Learn about the obstacles they faced on the way to making groundbreaking accomplishments. You'll find out how these inspirational figures created lasting change--and paved the way for future generations. Black Heroes: A Black History Book for Kids features: Fascinating biographies―Read about famous icons like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Harriet Tubman, as well as lesser-known pioneers like aviator Bessie Coleman and astronomer Benjamin Banneker. Ways to learn more―Every biography includes an idea for a new way to explore the person and their work, like a book to read, website to visit, or video to watch. Colorful portraits―Bring the historical heroes to life in your imagination with the help of full-color illustrations. Black Heroes goes beyond other black history biographies for kids to highlight people from around the world and across time. Who will your new hero be?

Black Heroes in World History

Black Heroes in World History
Author: Tuesday magazine
Pages: 151
ISBN: PSU:000063371598
Available:
Release: 1969
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Black Heroes and Heroines

Black Heroes and Heroines
Author: Ida R. Bellegarde
Pages: 61
ISBN: 091834011X
Available:
Release: 1983
Editor: Bell Enterprises, Incorporated
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Great Book of Black Heroes

The Great Book of Black Heroes
Author: Bill O'Neill
Pages: 232
ISBN: 1648450725
Available:
Release: 2021-01-22
Editor: Lak Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The world is full of many great black men and women who changed the course of history. Because of their contributions, these men and women are rightfully considered heroes by not just black people around the world, but people of all backgrounds. In The Great Book of Black Heroes: Thirty Black Men and Women Who Have Impacted History, you'll learn about thirty of the greatest black heroes and heroines from three different continents over a span of more than 2,500 years of history. The definition of hero in this book is any person who influenced a great number of people and often continues to long after his or her death. Heroes can be politicians, activists, philosophers, warriors, artists, or musicians, but most of all they are inspiring!In The Great Book of Black Heroes, you'll learn the answers to the following questions: ?How did Nelson Mandela transform from a bitter fighter to a leader who promoted reconciliation? ?Where was the kingdom of Axum and how did one of its kings protect early Christians? ?How did B.B. King get his start and become the King of the Blues??Who was the last emperor of Ethiopia and who was one of the first??Why did so many of these heroes and heroines have to rise above innumerable challenges? And so much more! This book is filled with a plethora of facts about some of the most fascinating and impactful black men and women in world history. But keep in mind that this is so much more than a boring history book, it's meant to keep you engaged and entertained as much as it will educate you. With that said, this book is guaranteed to edify and entertain you!Whether you have a passing interest in history, are distantly related to one of the heroes or heroines, or just want something fascinating to read, you can't go wrong with The Great Book of Black Heroes.

Black Heroes

Black Heroes
Author: Errol Hill
Pages: 426
ISBN: 1557830274
Available:
Release: 1989
Editor: Hal Leonard Corporation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Includes plays by Langston Hughes, Randolph Edmonds, May Miller, William Branch, Edgar White, Phillip Hayes Dean, and Ron Milner