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A picture book biography of Wilma Mankiller, the first female chief of the Cherokee Nation.--Provided by publisher
"Growing up isn't easy, and when you don't have your mom and dad around, it can seem even harder sometimes. But some kids grow up with help from their grandparents together with other adults and kids that make up their grandfamilies in their own chosen family villages. Brittany and her brother Bryant were fortunate to be raised by their grandparents, Nonna and Poppie (Loretta and Jacques Avent). Their childhood often felt "different" (and not only because their Nonna worked in the White House)! They felt different because their family was different than a lot of their friends' families. But different doesn't mean bad, and when you can piece together your own grandfamily, it can be pretty incredible, too!"--Page  of cover
A picture book biography of John Roy Lynch, one of the first African-Americans elected into the United States Congress.--Provided by publisher
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.
Presents an introduction to African-American history, from Revolutionary-era slavery up to the election of President Obama.
A picture book biography of African-American senator and presidential candidate Barack Obama.
Imagine not being able to marry the person you loved, just because they were of a race different from your own. This is the story of one brave family: Mildred Loving, Richard Perry Loving, and their three children. It is the story of how Mildred and Richard fell in love, and got married in Washington D.C. When they moved back to their hometown in Virginia, they were arrested for violating that state's law against interracial marriage. The Lovings refused to allow their children to get the message that their parents' love was wrong and so they fought the unfair law, taking their case all the way to the Supreme Court