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Young, Gifted and Black Meet 52 Black Heroes from Past and Present

By: Wilson, Jamia
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Wide Eyed Editions 2018ISBN: 1786031582; 9781786031587Subject(s): Sports Stars | Social Activists | Political Leaders | Performing Arts Pioneers | Historical Heroes | Cultural Trailblazers | African AmericansSummary: Jamia Wilson has carefully curated this range of black icons and the book is stylishly brought together by Andrea Pippins’ colorful and celebratory illustrations.   Written in the spirit of Nina Simone’s song “To Be Young, Gifted, and Black,” this vibrant book is a perfect introduction to both historic and present-day icons and heroes. Meet figureheads, leaders, and pioneers such as Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, and Rosa Parks, as well as cultural trailblazers and athletes like Stevie Wonder, Oprah Winfrey, and Serena Williams.All children deserve to see themselves represented positively in the books they read. Highlighting the talent and contributions of black leaders and changemakers, Strong, courageous, talented, and diverse, these extraordinary men and women's achievements will inspire a new generation to chase their dream…whatever it may be.   young readers
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Jamia Wilson has carefully curated this range of black icons and the book is stylishly brought together by Andrea Pippins’ colorful and celebratory illustrations.   Written in the spirit of Nina Simone’s song “To Be Young, Gifted, and Black,” this vibrant book is a perfect introduction to both historic and present-day icons and heroes. Meet figureheads, leaders, and pioneers such as Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, and Rosa Parks, as well as cultural trailblazers and athletes like Stevie Wonder, Oprah Winfrey, and Serena Williams.All children deserve to see themselves represented positively in the books they read. Highlighting the talent and contributions of black leaders and changemakers, Strong, courageous, talented, and diverse, these extraordinary men and women's achievements will inspire a new generation to chase their dream…whatever it may be.   young readers

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