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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.
Gabriela Mistral loved words, sounds and stories. Born in Chile, she would grow to become the first Nobel Prize- winning Latina woman in the world. As a poet and a teacher, she inspired children across many countries to let their voices be heard
"A biography of Paul Robeson, who overcame racial discrimination to become a world-famous African American athlete, actor, singer, and civil rights activist"-- Provided by publisher
"A biography of African American musician Melba Doretta Liston, a virtuoso musician who played the trombone and composed and arranged music for many of the great jazz musicians of the twentieth century. Includes afterword, discography, and sources"--|cProvided by publisher
A portrait of the passionate performer and civil rights advocate Josephine Baker, the woman who worked her way from the slums of St. Louis to the grandest stages in the world. Meticulously researched by both author and artist, Josephine's powerful story of struggle and triumph is an inspiration and a spectacle, just like the legend herself
A picture book biography of African-American senator and presidential candidate Barack Obama.
In the fabled land of Havana, where rhythm grows, sweet and juicy, like oranges in Florida, there lived a girl. She looked like a girl and talked like a girl, but everyone who ever met her agreed, she sang like a bird
Offers a look into the life of Matthew Henson, from his humble birth to his crucial role in the discovery of the North Pole.
"Profiles of ten young activists taking on the key issues of our times. From racism to cyber bullying, from gun violence to animal protection, they don’t let their youth stop them from being heard." -- publisher