Portraits of African-American Heroes
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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Dizzy Gillespie, quoted in Alyn Shipton, Groovin' High: The Life of Dizzy Gillespie
(New York: Oxford University Press, 1999), p. 9. “I don't...sounds.” Dizzy Gillespie
in an interview in Stockholm, August 1970, quoted in Mullane, Words to Make ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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
LibraryThing ReviewUser 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