Portraits of African-American Heroes

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Penguin Young Readers Group, 2005 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 88 pages
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Here, ideal for African-American History Month, is a stunningly beautiful book consisting of portraits-in pictures and words-of twenty outstanding African-Americans. The individuals range from historical to contemporary figures, such as the dancer Judith Jamison, and represent diverse fields of endeavor, from the law (Supreme Court justice Thurgood Marshall) to athletics, science, and more. For each individual, there is a three-page biography by the noted author Tonya Bolden and a striking black-and-white portrait that captures not only the subject's likeness but is a work of art in itself. A book to inspire, to teach, or to display, with its large trim size and striking design, it is as handsome as it is important.

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User Review  - Adrian.Gaytan - LibraryThing

The individuals range from historical to contemporary figures, such as the dancer Judith Jamison, and represent diverse fields of endeavor, from the law (Supreme Court justice Thurgood Marshall) to ... Read full review

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User Review  - ashoemak - LibraryThing

This is a great book for a Social Studies Unit. Each student can pick someone from the book and write an essay. There are 20 African American Heroes is this book. While reading this book, I learned a few things myself. Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Tonya Bolden is the author of more than thirty books. She lives in New York City.

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