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Juneteenth

Emily Dolbear (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503854017

Learn the basics about Juneteenth, also called Emancipation Day or Freedom Day, and how the holiday celebrates the emancipation of slaves in the United States. Additional features include detailed captions and sidebars, critical-thinking questions, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.

Barack Obama: First African American President

Jody Jensen Shaffer (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503853997

Briefly examines the childhood, education, adulthood, and presidency of the first African-American president in U.S. history. Additional features include detailed captions and sidebars, critical-thinking questions, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.

Eyewitness to the Role of Women in World War I

Jeanne Marie Ford (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503817609

Details the ways in which women contributed to the war effort, including their roles as doctors, nurses, factory workers, soldiers, and more. Additional features include a bullet-point summary of the events, compelling narrative descriptions, primary source quotes and accompanying source notes, questions to spark critical thinking, sources to guide further research, historical photographs, informative captions, a table of contents, an index, an introduction to the author, and a phonetic glossary.

Eyewitness to the Harlem Hellfighters

Jill Sherman (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503817593

Details the trials and successes of the Harlem Hellfighters, the most famous black regiment in World War I, from the perspectives of those involved. Additional features include a bullet-point summary of the events, compelling narrative descriptions, primary source quotes and accompanying source notes, questions to spark critical thinking, sources to guide further research, historical photographs, informative captions, a table of contents, an index, an introduction to the author, and a phonetic glossary.

Mary McLeod Bethune: Pioneering Educator

Amy Robin Jones (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503854031

Throughout her life, Mary McLeod Bethune worked tirelessly to increase women's opportunities, from education to the military to the right to vote. Learn about how her activism led her to the White House as a consultant for several presidents. Additional features include detailed captions and sidebars, critical-thinking questions, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.

Nat Turner and the Virginia Slave Revolt

Rivvy Neshama (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503854048

Examines the life of enslaved African-American Nat Turner and the events leading up to the slave rebellion he led in 1831. Additional features include detailed captions and sidebars, critical-thinking questions, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.

Slavery

James Meadows (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503854055

Through engaging text and gripping images, readers will learn about the system of slavery in the United States. Additional features include detailed captions and sidebars, critical-thinking questions, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.

The Amistad Mutiny

Barbara A. Somervill (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503854062

In 1839, African slaves who rebelled against their Spanish owners on the Amistad schooner were charged with murder in the United States. This book details the famous U.S. Supreme Court case that ultimately ruled in favor of the black captives. Additional features include detailed captions and sidebars, critical-thinking questions, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.

The Civil Rights Movement

Rose Venable (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503854079

The Civil Rights Movement was a time of drastic change in America. From the end of Reconstruction, when blacks were denied their rights in the South, through the Montgomery bus boycott and Dr. Martin Luther King's 'I Have a Dream' speech, to the election of the first black president of the United States, witness the events that forever changed the way we look at race. Additional features include detailed captions and sidebars, critical-thinking questions, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.

The Emancipation Proclamation

Charles W. Carey Jr. (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503854086

The Emancipation Proclamation, issued by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863, declared all Confederate slaves to be free. Because the order only applied to Southern states that the Union did not control, few slaves benefited immediately. Learn more about this historic document that served as a key turning point in the U.S. Civil War and in the movement to abolish slavery. Additional features include detailed captions and sidebars, critical-thinking questions, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.

The Tulsa Race Massacre

Kara L. Laughlin (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503854093

A brief introduction into the violent Tulsa Race Massacre that occurred on May 31-June 1 1921. Additional features include detailed captions and sidebars, critical-thinking questions, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.

The Tuskegee Airmen

Sarah E. De Capua (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503854109

In a time when the U.S. military was segregated, the Tuskegee Airmen proved that blacks could fight as well and with as much courage as anyone. Learn about this group of exceptional pilots, whose outstanding flying and performances paved the way for the integration of the military. Additional features include detailed captions and sidebars, critical-thinking questions, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.

Benjamin Banneker: Astronomer and Mathematician

Melissa Maupin (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503854000

Eighteenth-century mathematician and astronomer Benjamin Banneker was widely known and respected in his time. Most of what he knew, he taught himself. His letter to Thomas Jefferson asked the future president to reconsider his racial prejudices. Learn about Banneker, who abolitionists would use as proof that people of any race can be equally intelligent. Additional features include detailed captions and sidebars, critical-thinking questions, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.

Madam C. J. Walker: Entrepreneur

Lori Hobkirk (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503854024

Madam C. J. Walker's skill as a businesswoman and desire to create products for black women drove her to become the first black female millionaire. Learn about this amazing woman who, while improving women's lives with her products, employed women as sales agents and hair culturists--all while giving back to her community. Additional features include detailed captions and sidebars, critical-thinking questions, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.

Booker T. Washington

Don Troy (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609541941

Booker T. Washington rose from his slavery beginnings to become a national leader in education and civil rights. Beginning his career as a teacher and developing into a renowned speaker, Washington's influence is still felt today through Tuskegee University, which he originally founded.

W. E. B. Du Bois

Don Troy (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609542207

W. E. B. Du Bois was born a few years after the end of the Civil War, and he dedicated his life to the fight for racial equality. Du Bois was highly educated, and he used his knowledge to speak out against segregation and the commonly held belief that blacks were inferior to whites.

Sojourner Truth

Laura Spinale (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609542177

Sojourner Truth was born into slavery. Freed before its abolition, she dedicated her life to speaking out against inequality in all forms. She became one of the nation's foremost abolitionists and an important women's-rights advocate.

Muhammad Ali

Clay Latimer (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609542146

Muhammad Ali is one of America's most well-known athletes. From the time he was a young boy, Ali has been devoted to fighting racism in and out of the boxing ring. Later in his life, Ali was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, but despite his illness he has not ceased to stand up for what he believes.

Mary McLeod Bethune

Amy Robin Jones (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609542115

Throughout her life, Mary McLeod Bethune worked tirelessly to increase women's opportunities, from education to the military to the right to vote. Her activism led her to the White House as a consultant for several presidents. There, she helped advance important civil rights agendas.

Madam C. J. Walker

Lori Hobkirk (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609542092

Madam C. J. Walker's skill as a businesswoman and desire to create products for black women drove her to become the first black female millionaire. While improving women's lives with her products, she employed women as sales agents and hair culturists, all while giving back to her community.

Benjamin Banneker

Melissa Maupin (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609541934

Eighteenth-century inventor and astronomer Benjamin Banneker was widely known and respected in his time. Most of what he knew, he taught himself. His letter to Thomas Jefferson asked the future president to reconsider his racial prejudices. Later, abolitionists would use Banneker as proof that people of any race can be equally intelligent.