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That they lived : African Americans who changed the world / Rochelle Riley and Cristi Smith-Jones.

Riley, Rochelle, (author.). Smith-Jones, Cristi, (author.).

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Kenton County.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Covington Branch J 973.0496 Rile (Text) 33126024947487 J New Nonfiction Available -
Erlanger Branch J 973.0496 Rile (Text) 33126024947495 J New Nonfiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780814347546
  • ISBN: 0814347541
  • Physical Description: xxiii, 125 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
  • Publisher: Detroit, Michigan : Wayne State University Press, [2021]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Muhammad Ali -- Shirley Chisholm -- Bessie Coleman -- Frederick Douglass -- W.E.B. Du Bois -- Duke Ellington -- Aretha Franklin -- Fannie Lou Hamer -- Katherine Johnson -- Barbara Jordan -- Martin Luther King Jr. -- Thurgood Marshall -- Barack Obama -- Rosa Parks and Claudette Colvin -- Jackie Robinson -- Harriet Tubman -- Madam C.J. Walker -- Booker T. Washington -- Ida B. Wells -- Stevie Wonder.
Summary, etc.:
"That They Lived: African Americans Who Changed the World features Riley's grandson, Caleb, and Lola photographed in timeless black and white, dressed as important individuals such as business owners, educators, civil rights leaders, and artists, alongside detailed biographies that begin with the figures as young children who had the same ambitions, fears, strengths, and obstacles facing them that readers today may still experience. Muhammad Ali's bike was stolen when he was twelve years old and the police officer he reported the crime to suggested he learn how to fight before he caught up with the thief. Bessie Coleman, the first African American female aviator, collected and washed her neighbors' dirty laundry so she could raise enough money for college. When Duke Ellington was seven years old, he preferred playing baseball to attending the piano lessons his mom had arranged. That They Lived fills in gaps in the history that American children have been taught for generations. For African American children, it will prove that they are more than descendants of the enslaved. For all children, it will show that every child can achieve great things and work together to make the world a better place for all."--Google Books.
Subject: African Americans > Biography.
African Americans > History.

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