African-American Heroes

Age Level: 5–8  Grade Level: K–3

Each title features a different famous African American, including the person’s life and contributions, emphasizing their position as a role model. Each book uses simple sentences and has color illustrations.

  • Introduces young readers to men and women of achievement through high-interest topics
  • Good for beginning-level reports
  • Uses high-interest text to promote leisure reading
  • Great for Character Education
  • Supports the Reading and Social Studies curricula
  • 7 1/2” x 9”
  • 24pp.
  • Illus. with color photographs and illustrations
  • Contains a timeline, a further reading list, Internet addresses, and an index
  • Spring 2007
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Barack Obama

Barack Obama

Stephen Feinstein
Barack Obama had a childhood full of adventure. His mother was American; his father was African. Barack lived in Hawaii and Indonesia. He grew up to be a senator and run for U.S. president. With colorful illustrations, lively layout, and accessible vocabulary, this inspiring biography tells the exciting life story of this African-American hero...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-2893-7
Binding: Library Ed.
List Price: $22.60
Discount Price: $16.95

Chris Rock

Chris Rock

Stephen Feinstein
When Chris Rock was growing up in New York City, he quickly learned that he loved to make people laugh. Today he is called “The Funniest Man in America,” with a standup comedy act, a movie career, and even a TV show based on his childhood...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-2894-4
Binding: Library Ed.
List Price: $22.60
Discount Price: $16.95

Colin Powell

Colin Powell

Stephen Feinstein
Colin Powell was the first African American to be Secretary of State, following an illustrious career as a four-star general and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. This easy biography has colorful illustrations, lively layout, and accessible vocabulary...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-2761-9
Binding: Library Ed.
List Price: $22.60
Discount Price: $16.95

Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington

Stephen Feinstein
When Denzel Washington first went to college, he hoped to become a doctor. But he soon found he liked drama better than his science classes. This easy biography shows how Washington became one of the best-known movie actors in America, eventually winning two Academy Awards...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-2895-1
Binding: Library Ed.
List Price: $22.60
Discount Price: $16.95

LeBron James

LeBron James

Stephen Feinstein
When LeBron James was almost four, he received a toy basketball set for Christmas. His family was amazed to see him dunk the ball. Fans today are still amazed by the skills and talent that have led him to be known as “King James.”..Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-2898-2
Binding: Library Ed.
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Discount Price: $16.95

Mae Jemison

Mae Jemison

Stephen Feinstein
As a little girl, Mae Jemison dreamed about being an astronaut. She became a medical doctor and engineer, but she held onto her dream. In 1992, she was the first African-American woman in space. This easy biography will inspire early independent readers...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-2762-6
Binding: Library Ed.
List Price: $22.60
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