Black Stars of the Harlem Renaissance
African American history comes to life. Discover why young people all over the country are reading the Black Stars biographies of African American heroes. Here is what you want to know about the lives of great black men and women during the fabulous Harlem Renaissance: louis "satchmo" armstrong, eubie blake, thomas andrew dorsey, w. e. b. du bois, duke ellington, james reese, europe jessie, redmon fauset, marcus garvey, w. c. handy, fletcher henderson, langston hughes, zora neale hurston, hall johnson, henry johnson, oscar micheaux, philip payton jr., gertrude "ma" rainey, paul robeson, augusta savage, noble sissle, bessie smith, james van der zee, dorothy west, carter g. woodson. "The books in the Black Stars series are the types of books that would have really captivated me as a kid." -Earl G. Graves, Black Enterprise magazine. "Inspiring stories that demonstrate what can happen when ingenuity and tenacity are paired with courage and hard work." -Black Books Galore! Guide to Great African American Children's Books. "Haskins has chosen his subjects well... catching a sense of the enormous obstacles they had to overcome... Some names are familiar, but most are little-known whom Haskins elevates to their rightful place in history." -Booklist. "The broad coverage makes this an unusual resource-- a jumping-off point for deeper studies." -Horn Book.
- 2002 Jim Haskins
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