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"A biography of Martin Luther King Jr. that tells the story of how he used nonviolence to lead the civil rights movement"--
Regardless of whether they have heard of jazz or Art Tatum, young readers will appreciate how Parker uses simple, lyrical storytelling and colorful, energetic ink-and-wash illustrations to show the world as young Art Tatum might have seen it. Tatum came from modest beginnings and was nearly blind, but his passion for the piano and his acute memory for any sound that he heard drove him to become a virtuoso who was revered by both classical and jazz pianists alike. Included in the back matter is a biography and bibliography.
A picture book biography of Muhammad Ali, this work traces Ali's boxing career. Showing him in the ring with many of his famous opponents, it also explains how he got interested in boxing.
Young Michael Jordan, who is smaller than the other players, learns that determination and hard work are more important than size when playing the game of basketball.
Martin Luther King, Jr., had a dream of peace and equality. Because he worked so hard for freedom and helped so many people gain it, we honor him every year on his special day. This inspiring, beautifully illustrated biography gently teaches young readers about the life--and lessons--of this great man.
This Little Golden Book captures the essence of Martin Luther King, Jr. for the littlest readers. They’ll learn how his childhood in segregated Atlanta—and in his father’s church—shaped the future civil rights leader. And they’ll gain a clear understanding of the way he became an eloquent, powerful voice for African Americans.--publisher
"Inspired by an iconic Norman Rockwell painting and translated from an original French text, this is a story about the day a little girl held her head high and changed the world"--|cProvided by publisher
"As a boy, Chester Nez was taught his native language and culture were useless, but he was later called on to use his Navajo language to help create an unbreakable military code during WWII"--|cProvided by publisher
Follow the story of Beyoncé as she finds her voice through trials and triumphs, and understand that you too can shine your light like Beyoncé.
"A picture book of lawyer, politician, and civil rights leader Barbara Jordan."--Provided by publisher