Black Stars of Civil War Times

Black Stars of Civil War Times


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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 grimke
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."

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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471220695
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 12/12/2002
Series: Black Stars Series
Pages: 132
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.32(d)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

Black Stars biographies are written by leading African American children's book writers.
General Editor Jim Haskins has written more than 100 nonfiction books for young readers. A professor of English at the University of Florida, Gainesville, Haskins has won numerous awards, including the Washington Post Children's Book Guild Award, the Carter G. Woodson Award, and the Coretta Scott King Book Award.

Table of Contents


Sojourner Truth.

Sarah Mapps Douglass.

Major Martin Robison Delany.

Lieutenant Peter Vogelsang.

Elizabeth Keckley.

Frederick Douglass.

Harriet Tubman.

Frances E. W. Harper.

Dr. Alexander T. Augusta.

John P. Parker.

Francis Louis Cardozo.

Governor Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback.

Charlotte Forten Grimke.

Congressman Robert Smalls.

Sergeant Major Christian A. Fleetwood.

Senator Blanche Kelso Bruce.

Dr. Charles Burleigh Purvis.

Elijah McCoy.

Thomas "Blind Tom" Greene Bethune.

Sergeant George Washington Williams.

James Bland.

Granville T. Woods.

Booker T. Washington.



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