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When David asks his mother about the man on television, she tells him the story of Barack Obama, discussing his childhood in Hawaii and Indonesia, his parents' divorce, and his desire to help others.
Winter and Widener tell the story of James Madison Hemings's childhood at Monticello, and, in doing so, illuminate the many contradictions in Jefferson's life and legacy. Though Jefferson lived in a mansion, Hemings and his siblings lived in a single room. While Jefferson doted on his white grandchildren, he never showed affection to his enslaved children. Though he kept the Hemings boys from hard field labor instead sending them to work in the carpentry shop Jefferson nevertheless listed the children in his Farm Book along with the sheep, hogs, and other property. Here is a profound and moving account of one family's history, which is also America's history
A picture book biography of John Roy Lynch, one of the first African-Americans elected into the United States Congress.--Provided by publisher
Chronicles the life of the first baseman, covering his youth as the son of major leaguer Cecil Fielder, his minor league career, and his accomplishments as a professional athlete.
A picture book biography of African-American senator and presidential candidate Barack Obama.
A young African boy draws inspiration from a story about the life of Lopez Lomong, a Sudanese boy who was able to overcome all of the obstacles in his life and become an Olympic runner