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Profiles the dynamic man who began life as a slave and became an artist, agriculturist, university professor, and public speaker who addressed the House Ways and Means Committee on the issue of import tariffs in 1921.
Biography of African-American singer Mahalia Jackson.
On the morning of June 18, 1983, the United States sent its first woman -- Sally Ride -- into space. The book tells the story of Sally Ride, from her youth through her astronaut training. As a mission specialist, she conducted research on pharmaceuticals and the use of the new shuttle's robot arm. The book also discusses her career as a teacher and researcher after retiring from NASA.
Examines the life and work of the successful novelist, who became the first African-American to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993.
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