By Jim Haskins,Clinton Cox,Brenda Wilkinson

AFRICAN AMERICAN heritage involves LIFE

observe why youngsters all around the nation are analyzing the Black Stars biographies of African American heroes. here's what you must find out about the lives of significant black women and men through the Colonial and progressive struggle era:

richard allen
crispus attucks
benjamin banneker
daniel coker
paul cuffe
austin dabney
james durham
estevanico
catherine ferguson
james forten
lemuel haynes
anthony johnson
"free frank" mcworter
marie therese metoyer
jean baptiste element du sable
deborah sampson
peter salem
pierre toussaint

"The books within the Black Stars sequence are the kinds of books that may have quite captivated me as a kid."
-Earl G. Graves, Black firm magazine

"Inspiring tales that exhibit what can take place while ingenuity and tenacity are paired with braveness and difficult work."
-Black Books Galore! advisor to nice African American kid's Books

"Haskins has selected his topics good . . . catching a feeling of the large hindrances that they had to beat. . . . a few names are widespread, yet such a lot are little-known whom Haskins elevates to their rightful position in history."
-Booklist

"The huge insurance makes this an strange resource-a jumping-off element for deeper studies."
-Horn Book

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