Legendary African Americans

Age Level: 11–up  Grade Level: 6–up

Perfect for middle and high school readers, this series spotlights inspirational African Americans both current and historical. These biographies offer ample information and insight for curious minds who wish to explore the personal and professional accomplishments of these men and women.

  • Inspirational African-American biographies
  • Contemporary and historical figures, high-interest subjects with curriculum tie-ins
  • Even-handed accounts of subjects' personal lives and professional accomplishments
  • Supports the history/social studies and English/language arts curricula
  • 6" x 9"
  • 96pp.
  • Illus. with black-and-white illustrations
  • Contains chapter notes, a chronology, a further reading list, and an index
  • Fall 2014
  • Series Lexile: 0
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The Life of Aretha Franklin

The Life of Aretha Franklin

Queen of Soul

Silvia Anne Sheafer
Author Silvia Anne Sheafer relates the entertaining life and career of this legend of soul music, from her childhood in Detroit, through her struggles with personal heartache and racial prejudice, to her continued success as a major force in the music industry...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-6225-2
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The Life of Arthur Ashe

The Life of Arthur Ashe

Smashing the Color Barrier in Tennis

David K. Wright
An interesting look at the life and career of this talented tennis legend, Arthur Ashe was the first African-American male ever to play professional tennis, and would go on to win thirty-three tournaments...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-6260-3
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The Life of Benjamin Banneker

The Life of Benjamin Banneker

Astronomer and Mathematician

Laura Baskes Litwin
Benjamin Banneker, born in 1731, was a man ahead of his time. As a free African American in a time of slavery, Banneker was not welcome in white society, and he spent most of his life on his Maryland farm...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-6112-5
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The Life of Carter G. Woodson

The Life of Carter G. Woodson

Father of African-American History

Robert F. Durden
Carter G. Woodson, born just ten years after the Civil War ended, grew up in the lingering shadow of slavery. The son of former slaves, Woodson became the first scholar of African-American history, creating this field of university study...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-6122-4
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The Life of Dr. Charles Drew

The Life of Dr. Charles Drew

Blood Bank Innovator

Anne Schraff
Today, thanks to the work of a brilliant young doctor, blood banks and successful blood transfusions are commonplace. Dr. Charles Drew's pioneering research with blood plasma and storage made this possible...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-6265-8
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The Life of Duke Ellington

The Life of Duke Ellington

Giant of Jazz

Wendie C. Old
Duke Ellington's brilliance as a jazz composer; bandleader; and pianist has never been equaled. The winner of eleven Grammy Awards, Duke Ellington, achieved success in New York's Cotton Club, wrote musical scores for stage plays, movies, and even composed his own short opera...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-6127-9
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