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The McKissacks tell the story of brave black sailors such as Paul Cuffe, Lewis Temple, and Frederick Douglass, and their part in the whaling industry and abolitionist movement during the 1800s.
This exciting, well-researched book explores the evolution of basketball with a focus on the black athletes and history-making teams that have shaped the game every step of the way -- from its humble beginnings in 1891 to the superstar sport it is today.
Traces the life of the African American educator and leader, focusing on his stewardship of Tuskegee Institute.
Simple text on a variety of insects introduce the numbers one through five.
Describes the customs, recipes, poems, and songs used to celebrate Christmas in the big plantation houses and in the slave quarters just before the Civil War.
The Cyborg Wars are over and Earth has peacefully prospered for more than one hundred years. Yet sometimes history must repeat itself until humanity learns from its mistakes. In the year 2170, cyborgs and clones are treated no better than slaves, and an underground abolitionist movement is fighting for freedom. Thirteen-year-old Leanna's entire life is thrown into chaos when the World Federation discovers her mom is part of the radical Liberty Bell Movement. As startling family secrets are revealed, Leanna must face truths about self-identity and freedom. Through time travel, advanced technologies, and artificial intelligence, this exhilarating adventure asks what it means to be human and explores the sacrifices an entire society will make to find out.
Seventeen-Year-Old Houston, a cyborg since the age of seven, and a fugitive living on the moon, joins with other cyborgs all over the world in non-violent protest marches to challenge the cyborg Act of 2130 and hopefully secure increased civil liberties.
In this spirit-stirring journey, illustrated with stunning black-and-white photos, the McKissacks draw from slave narratives, letters, and diaries to document the days and weeks leading to freedom.
"An exciting labor history . . . an excellent introduction to the subject". --School Library Journal. Coretta Scott King Award winner.
Traces the life and advancements of the Bethune who fought bigotry and sought equality for blacks in the areas of education and political rights.
From one of today's most distinguished author teams comes a meticulously researched, exciting chronicle of the unsung heroes in the war against slavery.
For more than a thousand years, from A.D. 500 to 1700, the medieval kingdoms of Ghana, Mali, and Songhay grew rich on the gold, salt, and slave trade that stretched across Africa. Scraping away hundreds of years of ignorance, prejudice, and mythology, award-winning authors Patricia and Fredrick McKissack reveal the glory of these forgotten empires while inviting us to share in the inspiring process of historical recovery that is taking place today.
In this rich and unique collection, Tennessee history is made real in stories which children love to read or hear. Drawn from different historical periods and ethnic groups, four engaging tales capture major episodes in the lives of famous people in Tennessee's history.
Introduces the history, customs, beliefs, and accomplishments of people living in Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and Oceania, and the Americas during the fifteenth century.
Here is the remarkable story of the first African-American woman to open a play, A Raisin in the Sun, on Broadway.