African-American Collective Biographies

Age Level: 10–up  Grade Level: 5–up

This series is of collective biographies of noteworthy African Americans who have excelled in various fields of study, talents, or the performance arts. The subjects in each book will have gained recognition by utilizing their skills or becoming leaders in their chosen occupation.

  • Eight to ten concise biographies in each volume
  • Wide variety of interesting themes
  • Introduces readers to familiar favorites as well as lesser-known individuals
  • Supports the Social Studies and Language Arts curricula
  • 6 1/2” x 9 1/4”
  • 112pp.
  • Illus. with color photographs and illustrations
  • Contains chapter notes, a glossary, a further reading list, Internet addresses, and an index
  • Fall 2012
  • Series Lexile: 810
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Amazing African-American Actors

Amazing African-American Actors

Jeff C. Young
Author Jeff C. Young provides short biographies of ten influential African-American actors. Read about the challenges and triumphs of actors such as Ossie Davis and Halle Berry. Each short biography ends with a brief timeline of the person's life and achievements...Read More

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ISBN: 978-1-59845-135-1
Binding: Library Ed.
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Awesome African-American Rock and Soul Musicians

Awesome African-American Rock and Soul Musicians

David Aretha
Author David Aretha explores the lives of nine influential musicians in AWESOME AFRICAN-AMERICAN ROCK AND SOUL MUSICIANS. From Chuck Berry, "the father of rock 'n' roll," to James Brown, "the godfather of soul," these musicians impacted music from their earliest hits, and their influences are still felt today...Read More

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ISBN: 978-1-59845-140-5
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Celebrated African-American Novelists

Celebrated African-American Novelists

Amy Graham
Author Amy Graham explores the lives and literary works of nine influential writers in CELEBRATED AFRICAN-AMERICAN NOVELISTS. From Harriet Adams to Ernest Gaines and Alice Walker, each short biography ends with a brief timeline of the person’s life and achievements...Read More

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ISBN: 978-1-59845-138-2
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Extraordinary African-American Poets

Extraordinary African-American Poets

Therese Neis
Do you know who the first published African-American poet is? Phillis Wheatley, a slave, published her most famous book of poetry in 1773, while traveling in England. Read about her life, and the lives of seven other amazing poets...Read More

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ISBN: 978-1-59845-139-9
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Incredible African-American Jazz Musicians

Incredible African-American Jazz Musicians

Stephen Feinstein
INCREDIBLE AFRICAN-AMERICAN JAZZ MUSICIANS explores the lives of eight of the most important jazz musicians in history. Read about the challenges and triumphs of musicians such as Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald...Read More

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ISBN: 978-1-59845-137-5
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Inspiring African-American Civil Rights Leaders

Inspiring African-American Civil Rights Leaders

Stephen Feinstein
In INSPIRING AFRICAN-AMERICAN CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS, author Stephen Feinstein explores the lives of eight influential civil rights leaders including Fannie Lou Hamer, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Malcolm X...Read More

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ISBN: 978-1-59845-136-8
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