Black Stars of the Harlem Renaissance
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Black Stars of the Harlem Renaissance by Jim Haskins
Book DescriptionAFRICAN 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 great black men and women during the fabulous Harlem Renaissance: louis "satchmo" armstrong eubie blake thomas andrew dorsey w. e. b. du bois duke ellington james reese europe jessie redmon fauset marcus garvey w. c. handy fletcher henderson langston hughes zora neale hurston hall johnson henry johnson oscar micheaux philip payton jr. gertrude "ma" rainey paul robeson augusta savage noble sissle bessie smith james van der zee dorothy west carter g. woodson "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
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780471211525
(234mm x 192mm x 7mm)
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 24-Sep-2002
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Jim Haskins
African American Millionaires, Paperback (March 2015)
Wiley's Black Stars series introduces children of every background to African Americans who achieved greatness despite the odds. This new volume profiles 30 black entertainers, sports stars, entrepreneurs, and others who have achieved financial success and given back to the community, including notables such as Madam C.J.
African Heroes, Paperback (January 2015)
Meet the Greatest heroes of africa--from ancient to modern times "The books in the Black Stars series are the types of books that would have really captivated me as a kid. " --Earl G.
Black Stars, Paperback (June 2012)
Meet African american women of science and invention from the early years to modern Times Patricia Bath, M.D. Miriam E. Benjamin Ursula Burns Alexa Canady, M.D. Jewel Plummer Cobb, Ph.D. Ellen F. Eglin Angela D. Ferguson, M.D. Sara E. Goode Evelyn Boyd Granville, Ph.D.
African American Entrepreneurs, Paperback (April 2012)» View all books by Jim Haskins
America, always revered as the land of opportunity, is rich in stories about ambitious, determined individuals who worked hard and built businesses of their own. Yet, few people know about the many African American entrepreneurs who helped shape the American dream. This collection brings their stories to life.
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Author Biography - Jim Haskins
Black Stars biographies are written by leading African American children s book writers. 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.
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