One More River to Cross: An African American Photograph Album

Front Cover
Harcourt Brace, 1995 - Biography & Autobiography - 166 pages
In an extraordinary revelation of the lives of black Americans over the last 150 years, Walter Dean Myers presents stunning, evocative images, many never seen outside private family albums: the wealthy and the middle class of the late nineteenth century; the cowboys, sheriffs, and settlers of the Old West; miners and lumber mill workers and men on assembly lines; writers, businessmen, and -women; families sharing time together; "people being people, unburdened by the historical restrictions of race, defining themselves according to their understanding of who they are."

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - jonesm - LibraryThing

Because one of my hobbies is Genealogy, I truly enjoyed that Myers followed the history of African Americans from various walks of life through pictures. There are pictures of hard working African ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - multipurposewoman - LibraryThing

This is a beautiful book. Read full review


Section 1
Section 2
Section 3

3 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1995)

Walter Dean Myers was born on August 12, 1937 in Martinsberg, West Virginia. When he was three years old, his mother died and his father sent him to live with Herbert and Florence Dean in Harlem, New York. He began writing stories while in his teens. He dropped out of high school and enlisted in the Army at the age of 17. After completing his army service, he took a construction job and continued to write. He entered and won a 1969 contest sponsored by the Council on Interracial Books for Children, which led to the publication of his first book, Where Does the Day Go? During his lifetime, he wrote more than 100 fiction and nonfiction books for children and young adults. His works include Fallen Angels, Bad Boy, Darius and Twig, Scorpions, Lockdown, Sunrise Over Fallujah, Invasion, Juba!, and On a Clear Day. He also collaborated with his son Christopher, an artist, on a number of picture books for young readers including We Are America: A Tribute from the Heart and Harlem, which received a Caldecott Honor Award, as well as the teen novel Autobiography of My Dead Brother. He was the winner of the first-ever Michael L. Printz Award for Monster, the first recipient of the Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement, and a recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults. He also won the Coretta Scott King Award for African American authors five times. He died on July 1, 2014, following a brief illness, at the age of 76.

Bibliographic information