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AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY COMES TO LIFEDiscover why young people all over the country are reading the Black Stars biographies of African American heroes.Here is what you want to know about the lives of brave black men and women during the Civil War and Reconstruction:dr. alexander t. augustathomas "blind tom" greene bethunejames blandsenator blanche kelso bruce francis louis cardozomajor martin robison delanyfrederick douglasssarah mapps douglasssergeant major christian a. fleetwoodcharlotte forten grimkefrances e. w. harperelizabeth keckleyelijah mccoyjohn p. parkergovernor pinckney benton stewart pinchbackdr. charles burleigh purviscongressman robert smallssojourner truthharriet tubmanlieutenant peter vogelsangbooker t. washingtonsergeant george washington williamsgranville t. woods"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"Inspiring stories that demonstrate what can happen when ingenuity and tenacity are paired with courage and hard work."-Black Books Galore! Guide to Great African American Children's Books "Haskins has chosen his subjects well . . . catching a sense of the enormous obstacles they had to overcome. . . . Some names are familiar, but most are little-known whom Haskins elevates to their rightful place in history."-Booklist"The broad coverage makes this an unusual resource-a jumping-off point for deeper studies."-Horn Book

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