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Black History - Who/What Was? 25 Paperback Volumes

Black History - Who/What Was? 25 Paperback Volumes
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    Format: Paperback
    Publisher: Penguin Workshop
    Series: Who Was?
    Ages: 8 to 12
    Size: 5¼ X 7½
    For Grades: 2 to 6
    Accelerated Reader: No
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    This series is a favorite because it combines easy-to-understand history and biography lessons with engaging stories and fun illustrations.

    Inside- Who Was Frederick Douglass?

    Tuskegee Airmen
    Inside - Who Were the Tuskegee Airmen?

    Titles include:

    Booker T. Washington

    Who Was Aretha Franklin?

    With iconic hits such as “Respect” and “Think,” and countless awards to her name including eighteen Grammys, Aretha Franklin was one of the bestselling artists of all time.

    Barack Obama

    Who Is Barack Obama?

    With black-and-white illustrations throughout, this biography is perfect for primary graders looking for a longer, fuller life story.

    Booker T. Washington

    Who Was Booker T. Washington?

    African American educator, author, speaker, and advisor to presidents of the United States, Booker Taliaferro Washington was the leading voice of former slaves and their descendants during the late 1800s.

    Coretta Scott King

    Who Was Coretta Scott King?

    Here's a gripping portrait of a smart, remarkable woman.

    Frederick Douglass

    Who Was Duke Ellington?

    Over a 50-year career, Ellington became one of the biggest names in jazz as we know it.

    Frederick Douglass

    Who Was Frederick Douglass?

    Born into slavery in Maryland in 1818, Frederick Douglass was determined to gain freedom–and once he realized that knowledge was power, he secretly learned to read and write to give himself an advantage.

    George Washington Carver

    Who Was George Washington Carver?

    Born in 1860s Missouri, nobody expected George Washington Carver to succeed.

    Harriet Tubman

    Who Was Harriet Tubman?

    Throughout her long life (she died at the age of ninety-two) and long after the Civil War brought an end to slavery, this amazing woman was proof of what just one person can do.

    Jackie Robinson

    Who Was Ida B. Wells?

    Ida B. Wells would go on to co-own a newspaper, write several books, help cofound the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and fight for women’s right to vote.

    Jackie Robinson

    Who Was Jackie Robinson?

    In 1947 Jackie joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking the long-time color barrier in major league baseball.

    Jesse Owens

    Who Was Jesse Owens?

    At the 1936 Berlin Summer Olympics, track and field star Jesse Owens ran himself straight into international glory by winning four gold medals.

    Martin Luther King Jr.

    Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.?

    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was only 25 when he helped organize the Montgomery Bus Boycott and was soon organizing black people across the country in support of the right to vote, desegregation, and other basic civil rights.

    Muhammad Ali

    Who Was Maya Angelou?

    Angelou’s writing became her defining talent. Her poems and books, including I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, brought her international acclaim.

    Muhammad Ali

    Who Is Michelle Obama?

    Born into a close knit family in Chicago, Michelle Robinson was a star student who graduated from Princeton and Harvard Law.

    Muhammad Ali

    Who Is Michael Jordan?

    Meet the man who changed the game forever. Michael Jordan has always been competitive–even as a young boy, he fought for attention.

    Muhammad Ali

    Who Was Muhammad Ali?

    Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr. won the world heavyweight championship at the age of 22, the same year he joined the Nation of Islam and changed his name to Muhammad Ali.

    Roberto Clemente

    Who Was Nelson Mandela?

    As a child he dreamt of changing South Africa; as a man he changed the world. 

    Sojourner Truth

    Who Is Pele?

    His parents may have named him Edson Arantes do Nascimento, but to the rest of the world, he is
    known as Pelé. The now-retired professional soccer forward stunned Brazil when he began playing
    for the Santos soccer club at age fifteen.

    Sojourner Truth

    Who Was Rosa Parks?

    A seemingly small act triggered civil rights protests across America and earned Rosa Parks the title, Mother of the Civil Rights Movement.

    Sojourner Truth

    Who Was Sojourner Truth?

    Born a slave in New York sometime around 1797, she was later sold and separated from her family.

    Who Were the Tuskegee Airmen

    Who Were Tuskegee Airmen?

    After acquiring government funding for aviation training, civil rights activists were able to kickstart the first African American military flight program in the U.S. at Tuskegee University in Alabama.

    March on Washington

    What Is the Civil Rights Movement?

    Relive the moments when African Americans fought for equal rights, and made history.

    March on Washington

    What Was the March on Washington?

    On August 28, 1963, more than 200,000 people gathered in Washington, DC, to demand equal rights for all races.

    March on Washington

    What Were the Negro Leagues?

    Readers will learn about how phenomenal players like Satchel Paige, Josh Gibson, and of course, Jackie Robinson greatly changed the sport of baseball.

    Underground Railroad

    What Was the Underground Railroad?

    Including real stories about "passengers" on the "Railroad," this book chronicles slaves' close calls with bounty hunters, exhausting struggles on the road, and what they sacrificed for freedom.