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Stories present the story of each man's life from childhood to adulthood, including the legacy left for the next link in the chain. Chapters move from the colonial period through the present day as students read lively narratives about Benjamin Banneker, Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, W.E.B DuBois, A. Philip Randolph, Thurgood Marshall, Jackie Robinson, Malcom X, Martin Luther King Jr, and Barack Obama. An introductory poem; title page with each man's name and birth/death facts; a full-page, full-color portrait; and a detailed, interesting biography that highlights the positive effect he had upon society are provided for each chapter.
243 indexed pages, hardcover with dust jacket. Ages 9 & up.
Number of Pages: 243
Vendor: Harpercollins Publishing
|Publication Date: 2012|
Dimensions: 11 X 9 X .5 (inches)
Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and His OrchestraAndrea Davis Pinkney & Brian PinkneyHyperion / Trade Paperback$6.29 Retail:4 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
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Booker T. Washington
A. Philip Randolph
Martin Luther King, Jr
Barack H. Obama II
Brian Pinkney (www.brianpinkney.net) has frequently collaborated with his wife, Andrea Davis Pinkney. Some of their other books include, Sojourner Truth's Step-Stomp Stride, Boycott Blues: How Rosa Parks Inspired a Nation, and Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and His Orchestra, for which Brian was awarded a Caldecott Honor. Brian was also a Caldecott Honoree for The Faithful Friend by Robert D. San Souci , and he won the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award for In the Time of the Drums by Kim L.Siegelson.