Great African Americans in the Arts

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Crabtree Publishing Company, 1997 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 64 pages
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The Outstanding African Americans Series are twelve exciting books that offer fascinating up-to-date biographical accounts of notable African American men and women and their contributions to our culture. Each book features seven intriguing, in depth profiles plus six additional shorter profiles. Numerous intimate full-color photos help add a personal dimension to the fascinating information.

Profiles Feature:
-- early years growing up
-- skills developed along the way
-- obstacles overcome
-- personality profile and special interests
-- record of accomplishments

Disappointments are nothing new to the talented men and women featured in Great African Americans in the Arts but their determination has helped to propel them to the top of their profession.

Major profiles in this book include:
-- Alvin Ailey
-- Marian Anderson
-- Gordon Parks
-- Henry Ossawa Tanner
-- Debbie Allen
-- Clementine Hunter
-- Ntozake Shange
-- plus six additional shorter profiles

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About the author (1997)

CARLOTTA HACKER is the author of more than 20 books. Her first career was as a historical researcher at London University. She then worked her way around the world, and on an Easter Island expedition met Canadian filmmaker Hector J. Lemieux, whom she later married. From then on she had three careers: writer, filmperson, and editor. She lives in London, Ontario.