African-American Biography Library

Age Level: 11–up  Grade Level: 6–up

Essential for Black History Month, this authoritative series highlights luminaries and favorites of African-American studies. The inviting, four-color design will appeal to young readers. Solid, footnoted research, plus sidebars brimming with extra information, will satisfy students’ and librarians’ need for plenty of facts and historical veracity.

  • New appealing design and color photos attract readers
  • Biographies of contemporary and twentieth century African Americans of interest to young people
  • Features inspirational African Americans, important role models
  • Essential for Black History Month
  • Appealing full-color design to attract readers
  • Supports the History/Social Studies and English/Language Arts curricula
  • 6 ½” x 9 ¼”
  • 128–160pp.
  • Illus. with color and black-and-white photographs
  • Contains a chronology, chapter notes, a further reading list, Internet addresses, and an index
  • Spring 2005
  • Series Lexile: 0
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Barack Obama

Barack Obama

"We Are One People," Revised and Expanded

Michael A. Schuman
Barack Obama’s meteoric rise from little-known state senator from Illinois to the first African-American president of the United States is one of the most amazing success stories in history. From his childhood in Hawaii all the way to the White House, this title includes revised and updated information through the historic inauguration of the 44th president...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-3649-9
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Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington

"I Live With Music"

Carin T. Ford
As a composer, bandleader, and pianist, Duke Ellington topped all other jazz musicians of his day. Ellington infused the beats and the rhythms of jazz with a more classical sound and intelligence, elevating jazz to an honored status...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-2702-2
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Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson

"All I Ask Is That You Respect Me as a Human Being"

Carin T. Ford
The story is riveting and legendary: At a time when segregation ruled American life, a sports “experiment” changed history. Did Jackie Robinson have enough talent, courage, and tolerance to break the color line in major league baseball? The world watched as Robinson signed his contract with the Brooklyn Dodgers...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-2461-8
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Jesse Owens

Jesse Owens

"I Always Loved Running"

Jeff Burlingame
In 1936, in front of 110,000 spectators at the Olympic Stadium in Germany, Jesse Owens blew away the competition in the 100-meter final to claim the title of “World’s Fastest Man.” He won the gold medal in front of Germany’s brutal dictator, Adolf Hitler, defying the Nazi leader’s racist ideology...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-3497-6
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Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong

"Jazz Is Played From the Heart"

Michael A. Schuman
"My whole spirit is what I blow on that horn," said Louis Armstrong of his love and commitment to jazz music. Armstrong overcame poverty and adversity to become one of the world's most influential jazz musicians...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-2700-8
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Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou

"Diversity Makes for a Rich Tapestry"

Donna Brown Agins
“I speak to the black experience,” says Maya Angelou, “but I am always talking about the human condition.” From the child raised by her grandmother in a small village in Arkansas to the writer known as a National Treasure, Angelou has lived a remarkable life...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-2469-4
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