Junior Biographies

Role models and champions come in all forms. These brief and comprehensive biographies of athletes, musicians, and authors include full-color photographs and well-researched information on their lives and accomplishments. In addition, direct quotations from the individuals help readers understand the inspiration and drive behind each exceptional African American, encouraging readers to find and follow their own dreams.

  • Spring 2017
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    China Anne McClain

    China Anne McClain

    Actress, Singer, and Songwriter

    Kristen Rajczak Nelson
    China Anne McClain started singing and acting from a young age. A talented musician, who with her sisters formed the pop group McClain, China has also appeared in major motion pictures as well popular television shows...Read More

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    ISBN: 9780766081864
    Binding: Library Ed.
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    Misty Copeland

    Misty Copeland

    Ballerina

    Hannah Isbell
    In 2015, Misty Copeland was named principal ballerina of the American Ballet Theatre, the first African American to earn the title in the ballet company’s history. She has danced all over the country, on Broadway, and on television, but she had to break many barriers to do it, including racism and poverty...Read More

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    ISBN: 9780766081796
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    Pharrell Williams

    Pharrell Williams

    Singer and Songwriter

    Chris Flores
    Pharrell Williams is a Grammy Award–winning singer, rapper, and record producer. Famous record producer Teddy Riley discovered Williams’s R&B group, the Neptunes, in the early 1990s during a high school talent show...Read More

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    ISBN: 9780766081949
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    Serena Williams

    Serena Williams

    Tennis Star

    Kristen Rajczak Nelson
    Serena Williams is considered one of the best female athletes of all time. At age seventeen, she became the first African American woman to win a Grand Slam tournament in forty-one years. Readers will discover that in addition to her prowess on the tennis courts, Williams has also made her mark on the world through charity work with her organization, the Serena Williams Fund, and UNICEF...Read More

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    ISBN: 9780766081826
    Binding: Library Ed.
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    Sharon Draper

    Sharon Draper

    Author

    Therese Shea
    Sharon Draper is a celebrated educator and author. Her readers, from elementary school children to young adults, connect with her characters, who often face real-world challenges such as addiction (in 1995's Tears of a Tiger) and cerebral palsy (in 2010's Out of My Mind)...Read More

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    ISBN: 9780766081901
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    Stephen Curry

    Stephen Curry

    Basketball's MVP

    Therese Shea
    Born Wardell Stephen Curry II on March 14, 1988, in Akron, Ohio, Stephen Curry may be the best shooter in NBA history. He is an NBA champion, an MVP, and a player at the top of his game, and he uses his stardom to give back to the community...Read More

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    ISBN: 9780766081758
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