The New York Public Library Amazing African American History: A Book of Answers for Kids

Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (27) from $1.99   
  • New (1) from $70.00   
  • Used (26) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$70.00
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(165)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
Brand new.

Ships from: acton, MA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
Note: Kids' Club Eligible. See More Details.
Sending request ...

Overview

Discover ancient African civilizations. Explore the devastating Middle Passage and see the famous March on Washington. Find the answers to your questions about African American history . . .

Did blacks fight in the Revolutionary War? See page 18.

What was the Underground Railroad? See page 30.

Who were the Buffalo Soldiers? See page 59.

What is the NAACP? See page 64.

What was the Harlem Renaissance? See page 77.

How did the civil rights movement begin? See page 112.

What was the Black Power movement? See page 131.

What is affirmative action? See page 146.

Presents questions and answers relating to important periods in African American history including the Revolution, Civil War, Reconstruction, Migration, and the Civil Rights Movement.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Mary Sue Preissner
Patrick presents information beginning with Africa and slavery to the more recent black power and black pride movements. The facts are presented in a question and answer format, with other data furnished in outlined text blocks. Words that appear in the glossary are in bold face type. The concluding chapter highlights the accomplishments of blacks from many walks of life during the 1980s and 1990s. Illustrations are plentiful and feature many prominent African Americans. Teachers should add this book to their classroom collections. Glossary, bibliography, recommended reading list, and comprehensive index.
Children's Literature - Deborah Zink Roffino
What was the Amistad case? Who was Marcus Garvey? Who was Dorrie Miller? Who were the Little Rock Nine? Pertinent questions and answers, organized chronologically, provide facts and thumbnail sketches covering nearly 400 years of African American history. Reader friendly, with glossary, index, photographs and sidebars, this enlightening reference encourages further research and browsing.
School Library Journal
Gr 6 UpPatrick effectively addresses the reference/research needs, interests, and reading abilities of young adults exploring African-American history. She has taken a chronological approach to answering fundamental questions about important periods from the beginning of the African slave trade in the 1500s through the Million Man March of 1995 said to have been in 1996 in the book. Patrick provides succinct, factual responses to a host of specific and general questions from "What was the price of slaves?" to "How were race relations in the United States after World War I?" Sidebars and boxed feature articles add statistical information, biographical sketches, and key-event summaries. Political and civil rights movements and organizations, cultural contributions, and outstanding historical and contemporary leaders are described. Enhanced by black-and-white photographs, this useful resource provides information in a formal but readable style. Most answers include specific context references that offer a springboard to further research. A wealth of comprehensive resource material on African-American history has been published in recent years, but this one is a well-organized, objective, accessible guide for students who need immediate facts and a starting point for additional reading and research.Gerry Larson, Durham Magnet Center, Durham, NC
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471192176
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/28/1997
  • Series: New York Public Library Books for Kids Series , #3
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 5.97 (w) x 8.92 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY's bestselling reference books include The New York Public Library Desk Reference, The New York Public Library Book of Answers, and The New York Public Library Student's Desk Reference. DIANE PATRICK is the award-winning author of many books for children, including biographies of Colin Powell, Walter Dean Myers, and Toni Morrison.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

From Africa to Colonial America.
From Revolution Through the Civil War.
Emancipation and Reconstruction.
Migration, Black Nationalism, and World War I. The Harlem Renaissance.
The Depression, The New Deal, and World War II.
The Civl Rights Movement.
Black Power and Black Pride.
A New Renaissance.
Glossary.
Bibliography.
The New York Public Library's Recommended Reading List.
Index.
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)