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

by Jamia Wilson illustrated by Andrea Pippins


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    • Grades: 2 - 6
    • Ages: 8 - 12
    • Format: Paperback Book
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Short Summary
Fifty-two inspiring bios of world-changing leaders, pioneers, inventors, athletes, and stars help young readers chart their own course to success.

Good For:
An Empowering Biography for Every Week of the Year, Diverse Collection of Iconic Figures from Around the World, Gorgeous Art, Research and Exploration

Topics and Themes:
History, Politics, Civil Rights, Apartheid, Slavery, Sports, Music, The Arts, Change Makers from Around the World

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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 heroes. Meet figureheads, leaders, and pioneers, such as Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, and Rosa Parks, as well as cultural trailblazers and athletes, such as Stevie Wonder, Oprah Winfrey, and Serena Williams. Highlighting the talent and contributions of black leaders and change makers from around the world, this book will enable readers of all backgrounds to discover what they too can achieve. Strong, courageous, talented, and diverse, these extraordinary men and women attained achievements that will inspire a new generation to chase their dream—whatever it may be.
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Product Details

    • Grades: 2 - 6
    • Ages: 8 - 12
  • Product Type: Book
  • Page Count: 64 pages
  • Dimensions: 9 1/4" x 11"
  • Language: English
  • ISBN 13: 978-1-786-03430-4