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