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A child's introduction to African American history : the experiences, people, and events that shaped our country / Jabari Asim ; illustrated by Lynn Gaines.

Asim, Jabari, 1962- (author.). Gaines, Lynn, (illustrator.).

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  • 0 of 2 copies available at Kenton County.

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1 current hold with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Covington Branch J 973.0496 Asim (Text) 33126023161007 JNonfiction Checked out 02/20/2021
Erlanger Branch J 973.0496 Asim (Text) 33126023160991 JNonfiction In transit -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780316436427
  • ISBN: 0316436429
  • Physical Description: 96 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Black Dog & Leventhal, 2018.

Content descriptions

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Includes index.
Summary, etc.:
"Critically acclaimed writer Jabari Asim guides readers ages 9-12 through the history of African Americans, from the slave trade to the Black Lives Matter movement, in the latest volume in Black Dog's bestselling, award-winning Child's Introduction series. This illustrated introduction to African American history goes beyond what's taught in the classroom giving young readers a more comprehensive look at this timely and important topic. Author Jabari Asim chronicles the story of African Americans from the slave trader through the American Revolution and the Civil War to the Tuskegee experiments, the Civil Rights movement, the election of Barack Obama. Sections throughout highlight the contribution of African Americans to the arts, music, literature, culture, sports and more. Lives of inspiring African American artists, inventors, and politicians including Harriet Tubman, Langston Hughes, Oprah Winfrey, Louis Armstrong, Serena Williams, are featured as well. Following in the tradition of Black Dog's best-selling Child's Introduction books, which include The Story of the Orchestra and A Child's Introduction to the Night Sky, A Child's Introduction to African American History includes 120 charming illustrations that bring the people and events to life. The book also features interactive projects that kids can do on their own or with their guardians including recipes and crafts"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: African Americans > History.

  • School Library Journal Reviews : SLJ Reviews 2018 January

    Gr 3 Up—An amazing amount of information is packed into this compendium of African American history. In addition to the larger chronological narrative, the book also features short biographies of famous leaders, artists, and athletes. Key issues, events, and concepts are explored succinctly. Asim explains in a straightforward manner what lynching is and covers other injustices imposed upon Black Americans, including the destruction of towns and wrongfully conducted medical experiments. Each topic is set off by a bold title with plenty of white space and an abundance of decorative borders and colorful illustrations to keep the information from becoming too overwhelming. It's the kind of book that can be browsed at random or read straight through. The work includes a comprehensive index and a pull-out time line. VERDICT A comprehensive introduction to African American history and a solid purchase for nonfiction collections.—Maggie Chase, Boise State University, ID

    Copyright 2017 School Library Journal.

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