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Black Stars of the Civil Rights Movement: African Americans who Lived Their Dreams Paperback – 10 Jan 2003
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The courageous stories of Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, Rosa Parks, and many more Black Stars of the Civil Rights Movement collects inspiring biographical profiles of major Civil Rights figures as well as the stories of unsung heroes and heroines typically left out of history books bringing influential African Americans to life for children ages ten to fourteen. Writing in collaboration with a group of outstanding African American children's book authors, award-winning Jim Haskins produces well-rounded portraits of twenty notable lives, describing their backgrounds, challenges, and achievements. This fun and informative book also explains a critical period in American history and how its accomplishments continue to affect the lives of all Americans to this day. The thoroughly researched stories of courage and determination in Black Stars of the Civil Rights Movement are sure to touch the lives of young readers.
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AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY COMES TO LIFE
Discover why young people all over the country are reading the Black Stars biographies of African American heroes. Here is what you want to know about the lives of brave black men and women during the Civil Rights Movement:
- LOUIS "SATCHMO" ARMSTRONG
- MARY MCLEOD BETHUNE
- MAJOR GENERAL BENJAMIN O. DAVIS JR.
- W. E. B. DU BOIS
- LIEUTENANT HENRY O. FLIPPER
- MARCUS GARVEY
- MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.
- THURGOOD MARSHALL
- ROSA PARKS
- ADAM CLAYTON POWELL JR.
- PHILIP RANDOLPH
- PAUL ROBESON
- JACKIE ROBINSON
- BOOKER T. WASHINGTON
- IDA B. WELLS–BARNETT
- CARTER G. WOODSON
- WHITNEY M. YOUNG JR.
"The books in the Black Stars series are the types of books that would have really captivated me as a kid."
Earl G. Graves, Black Enterprise magazine
"Inspiring stories that demonstrate what can happen when ingenuity and tenacity are paired with courage and hard work."
Black Books Galore! Guide to Great African American Children’s Books
"Haskins has chosen his subjects well . . . catching a sense of the enormous obstacles they had to overcome. . . . Some names are familiar, but most are little–known whom Haskins elevates to their rightful place in history."
"The broad coverage makes this an unusual resource a jumping–off point for deeper studies."
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