Black Stars of Civil War Times

Black Stars of Civil War Times

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AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY COMES TO LIFE

Discover why young people all over the country are reading the Black Stars biographies of African American heroes.

Here is what you want to know about the lives of brave black men and women during the Civil War and Reconstruction:

dr. alexander t. augusta

thomas "blind tom" greene bethune

james

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AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY COMES TO LIFE

Discover why young people all over the country are reading the Black Stars biographies of African American heroes.

Here is what you want to know about the lives of brave black men and women during the Civil War and Reconstruction:

dr. alexander t. augusta

thomas "blind tom" greene bethune

james bland

senator blanche kelso bruce

francis louis cardozo

major martin robison delany

frederick douglass

sarah mapps douglass

sergeant major christian a. fleetwood

charlotte forten grimké

frances e. w. harper

elizabeth keckley

elijah mccoy

john p. parker

governor pinckney benton stewart pinchback

dr. charles burleigh purvis

congressman robert smalls

sojourner truth

harriet tubman

lieutenant peter vogelsang

booker t. washington

sergeant george washington williams

granville t. woods

"The books in the Black Stars series are the types of books that would have really captivated me as a kid."

–Earl G. Graves, Black Enterprise magazine

"Inspiring stories that demonstrate what can happen when ingenuity and tenacity are paired with courage and hard work."

–Black Books Galore! Guide to Great African American Children's Books

"Haskins has chosen his subjects well . . . catching a sense of the enormous obstacles they had to overcome. . . . Some names are familiar, but most are little-known whom Haskins elevates to their rightful place in history."

–Booklist

"The broad coverage makes this an unusual resource–a jumping-off point for deeper studies."

–Horn Book

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
This informative book on contributions made by black people during Civil War times was written by several people, but edited by Jim Haskins. Twenty-three people are highlighted, from Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, and Frederick Douglass, to little known ones with the names of Dr. Alexander T. Augusta and Elijah McCoy. They came from all walks of life. Some were teachers and nurses. One was a dressmaker, another an inventor, another a pianist, and one a doctor. But they all had one thing in common. They were working toward the abolishment of slavery, either by protecting runaway slaves, speaking out against slavery, or leading productive lives. This is a good book that recognizes the hard work of black people succeeding in a difficult time. Sidebars accompany the text along with black and white photographs and drawings. A chronology and notes are also included. 2003, John Wiley and Sons, Yannuzzi

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471467687
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/21/2003
Series:
Black Stars , #3
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
122
Sales rank:
811,506
File size:
3 MB

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