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Rosa Parks is best known for the day she refused to give up her seat on a segregated bus, sparking the Montgomery, Alabama, bus boycott. Yet there is much more to her story than this one act of defiance. In this straightforward, compelling autobiography, Rosa…

I Am Rosa Parks

by Rosa Parks

|December 9, 1999

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When Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white man on December 1, 1955, she made history. Her brave act sparked the Montgomery, Alabama bus boycott and brought the civil rights movement to national attention. In simple, lively language, Rosa…

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Long before 1492, African sailors and travelers, many of them slaves or servants, helped to discover new worlds. Many black adventurers have passed unsung into history, and yet they played vital roles in innumerable explorations. Renowned author Jim Haskins…

African Heroes

by Jim Haskins

|January 14, 2005

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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. Graves, Black Enterprise magazine Kofi Annan Askia the Great Bambaata Behanzin…

Get On Board

by Jim Haskins

|January 1, 1995

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Coretta Scott King Award-winning author Jim Haskins tells the story of the Underground Railroad. New in paperback, this colorful history weaves together personal stories, historical material, and letters of "conductors" and "stationmasters" who helped slaves to…

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These beautifully illustrated, interactive picture books introduce children to foreign cultures and languages.

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Throughout American history, succeeding in the military has demanded unflagging courage, strength of character, and a patriotic spirit. For an African American man or woman, serving in the military has also meant battling oppression and struggling against…

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These beautifully illustrated, interactive picture books introduce children to foreign cultures and languages.

Bricktop

by Jim Bricktop

|August 1, 1999

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Hers is the candid, high-spirited story of a scrappy redhead colored girl from West Virginia and Chicago who combined her unerring eye for talent and chich with a uniquely American brashness and an eminently European sophistication to become the toast of two…

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These beautifully illustrated, interactive picture books introduce children to foreign cultures and languages.

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BLACK STARS Meet the black religious leaders who helpedshape the African American experience--from colonial to modern times * Absalom Jones * Richard Allen * Jarena Lee * Lemuel Haynes * Peter Williams Sr. * Peter Williams Jr. * John Marrant * Denmark Vesey *…

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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…