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Little legends : exceptional men in black history / Vashti Harrison, with Kwesi Johnson.

Harrison, Vashti, (author.).

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Summary:

"An important book for readers of all ages, his engagingly written and beautifully illustrated volume brings to life true stories of black men in history. Among these biographies, readers will find aviators and artists, politicians and pop stars, athletes and activists. The exceptional men featured include choreographer Alvin Ailey, writer James Baldwin, artist Aaron Douglas, civil rights leader John Lewis, filmmaker Oscar Micheaux, inventor Garrett Morgan, musician Prince, and lawman Bass Reeves." --Back cover.
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  • ISBN: 9780316475143
  • ISBN: 0316475149
  • ISBN: 9780316497312
  • ISBN: 0316497312
  • Physical Description: 86 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, a division of Hachette Book Group, 2019.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 82-84).
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction-- Benjamin Banneker-- James Armistead Lafayette-- Frederick Douglass-- Bass Reeves-- Robert Smalls --CHales Henry Turner-- Arturo Schomburg-- Garrett Morgan-- Marshall "Major" Taylor-- Harold Moody-- oscar Micheaux-- Paul Robeson-- Aaron Douglas-- Louis Armstrong-- Langston Hughes-- Charles R. Drew-- John Robinson-- Thurgood Marshall-- Gordon Parks-- Jacob Lawrence-- Ousmane Sembene-- James Baldwin-- Harry Belafonte-- Alvin Ailey-- Bill Russell-- Eddie Mabo-- Paul Stephenson-- John Lewis-- Arthur Ashe--Andre Leon Talley-- Prince-- Chuck D-- Dwayne McDuggie-- Leland Melvin-- Sir David Adjaye-- More Little Legends--Further Reading-- Sources--Acknowledgments-- Draw your own little legend.
Summary, etc.:
"An important book for readers of all ages, his engagingly written and beautifully illustrated volume brings to life true stories of black men in history. Among these biographies, readers will find aviators and artists, politicians and pop stars, athletes and activists. The exceptional men featured include choreographer Alvin Ailey, writer James Baldwin, artist Aaron Douglas, civil rights leader John Lewis, filmmaker Oscar Micheaux, inventor Garrett Morgan, musician Prince, and lawman Bass Reeves." --Back cover.
Subject: African American men > Juvenile literature.
African Americans > Juvenile literature.
Genre: Informational works.

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