Signed Copy: Portraits of African American Heroes
- By Tonya Bolden, illustrated by Ansel Pitcairn
- Paperback: 96 pages
- Ages: 8-12
- Grades: 3-7
In this beautifully illustrated book, author Tony Bolden profiles 20 outstanding African-Americans. The individuals range from historical to contemporary figures, such as the dancer Judith Jamison, and represent diverse fields of endeavor, from the law (Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall) to athletics, science, and more. For each, there is a three-page biography, and a striking black-and-white portrait. Arranged chronologically, the book begins with Frederick Douglass, who was born around 1818, and ends with Ben Carson, who was born in 1951. This is a book to inspire, to teach, or to display, with its striking design. It is as handsome as it is important.
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