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Portraits of African-American Heroes, 0525470433 Portraits of African-American Heroes

Tonya Bolden, Ansel Pitcairn (Illustrator)

ISBN: 0525470433
Format: Hardcover, 88pp
Pub. Date: December 2003
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
List Price: $18.99
 
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Here, ideal for African-American History Month, is a stunningly beautiful book consisting of portraits-in pictures and words-of twenty outstanding African-Americans. The individuals range from historical to contemporary figures, such as the dancer Judith Jamison, and represent diverse fields of endeavor, from the law (Supreme Court justice Thurgood Marshall) to athletics, science, and more. For each individual, there is a three-page biography by the noted author Tonya Bolden and a striking black-and-white portrait that captures not only the subject's likeness but is a work of art in itself. A book to inspire, to teach, or to display, with its large trim size and striking design, it is as handsome as it is important.
Paintings by Ansel Pitcairn.

 






 

 
 

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