W.E.B. DuBois: Civil Rights Activist, Author, Historian

Sending request ...

More About This Book

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Leila Toledo
W.E.B. Du Bois, a biracial African-American, lead a remarkable, controversial life. During his ninety-five years he was able to obtain his education, teach and encourage other African-Americans into leadership roles. He was the organizer and founder of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People), which has been one of the leading Civil Rights organizations for over 100 years. I am pleased to say that I was elected and served as president of an NAACP chapter in Connecticut. When Du Bois was director of publicity and research for the NAACP he began the publication of "The Crisis", a NAACP monthly magazine. I do believe in some of my boxes with mementos of the past I have some copies of "The Crisis." Du Bois' staunch support of equal rights for African-Americans led to conflict with Booker T. Washington. Booker believed that the struggle for equal rights should be placed on the back burner and the emphasis should be placed on obtaining job skills. This must have been a difficult time for W.E. B. Du Bois when he was openly attacked by Washington. It is interesting to note that he died August 27, 1963, the day before the March on Washington where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. made his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. This is part of the "Biographies of Biracial Achievers" series. Reviewer: Leila Toledo
School Library Journal
Gr 4–8—These biographies offer engaging overviews of these people's lives and achievements. Readers will be drawn to the appealing layout of this series. Full-color photos appear throughout, with the exception, of course, of W.E.B. Du Bois; they are in black and white or a sepia tone. Derek Jeter has some exceptional action shots that will excite young baseball fans. The sidebars flow well with the texts, allowing for a more natural read. The theme of the series is how these individuals were able to overcome the prejudices toward their race and make great achievements, but Jeter doesn't even mention the athlete's race again after it describes his heritage. Prince does elaborate on the entertainer's struggles with race. There are a few minor errors, such as a contradiction of dates in Carey, but even so, libraries needing updated biographies on these individuals might consider these volumes.—Esther Keller, I.S. 278, Marine Park, NY
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781422216187
  • Publisher: Mason Crest Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/28/2009
  • Series: Transcending Race in America Series
  • Pages: 64
  • Age range: 10 - 13 Years
  • Lexile: 930L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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)