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A Child's Introduction to African American History: The Experiences, People, and Events That Shaped Our Country
Contributor(s): Asim, Jabari (Author), Gaines, Lynn (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 0316436429     ISBN-13: 9780316436427
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers
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Binding Type: Hardcover - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: January 2018
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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | People & Places - United States - African-american
- Juvenile Nonfiction | History - United States - General
Dewey: 973.049
LCCN: 2017031932
Age Level: 8-12
Grade Level: 3-7
Series: Child's Introduction
Physical Information: 0.5" H x 10.3" W x 10" (1.60 lbs) 96 pages
Themes:
- Ethnic Orientation - African American
- Topical - Black History
Features: Ikids, Illustrated, Index, Maps, Price on Product
Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 12/11/2017
School Library Journal 01/01/2018
 
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Publisher Description:
A comprehensive, entertaining look at heroes, heroines, and critical moments from African American history -- from the slave trade to the Black Lives Matter movement -- by award-winning author Jabari Asim.

Jabari Asim goes beyond what's taught in the classroom to reveal a fact-filled history of African American history through politics, activism, sports, entertainment, music, and much more. You'll follow the road to freedom beginning with the slave trade and the middle passage through the abolitionist movement and the Civil War where many African Americans fought as soldiers. You'll learn how slave songs often contained hidden messages and how a 15-year-old Jamaican-born young man named Clive Campbell helped to create hip-hop in the early 1970's.

You'll experience the passionate speeches, marches, and movements of the Civil Rights era along with and the sacrifices of Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, Medgar Evers, and many others. Along the way there are dozens of profiles of political trailblazers like Shirley Chisholm, the first black women elected to Congress in 1968; dominants athletes like Tiger Woods who, in 1995, was only the second African American to play in a Master's Golf Tournament which he went on to win in 1997; popular musicians like Miles Davis, one the most influential artists of the twentieth century; and inspiring writers like Toni Morrison, the first African American to win the Nobel Prize in literature.

Filled with beautiful illustrations by Lynn Gaines that bring these figures and events to life, plus a removable historical timeline poster, A Child's Introduction to African American History is a fascinating and comprehensive guide to this often overlooked yet immensely important part of American history.

 
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