'Meltzer has produced [and updated] a single volume [a condensation of his three-volume In Their Own Words] that covers three and a half centuries of black life in the United States, consisting of source materials: letters, speeches, newspaper articles, and book excerpts. From this collage a vivid picture emerges of the power, passion, and pride of black life.' C.
Notable Children's Books of 1984 (ALA)
100 Favorite Paperbacks of 1989 (IRA/CBC)
Notable 1984 Children's Trade Books in Social Studies (NCSS/CBC)
Children's Books of 1984 (Library of Congress)
|Age Range:||12 - 17 Years|
About the Author
Milton Meltzer, a Christopher Award and Jane Addams Children's Book Award winner, is the author of over eighty books in the fields of history, biography, and social reform. His most recent books are The Amazing Potato, a 1993 ALA Notable Children's Book, Gold and Hold Your Horses!. He lives in New York City.
Winner of the 2001 Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal