Showing posts with label black history month. Show all posts
Showing posts with label black history month. Show all posts

February 11, 2014

Jay-Z, New YA Biography

Jay-Z: A Biography of a Hip-Hop Icon written for YAs. Author Jeff Burlingame explores the remarkably interesting life of the undisputed champion of Hip-Hop! Published by Enslow Publishers, Inc.  ISBN 978-0-7660-4232-2.

January 30, 2014

New Civil Rights series now available in time for Black History month

Enslow has just published a new series on the Civil Rights movement called The Story of the Civil Rights Movement in Photographs. This six book series is written for the middle school reader using primary source photographs, with text boxes and captions supplementing the images.

Author David Aretha examines this critical time in American history. Each title covers a different topic: freedom rides, the Montgomery bus boycott, voting rights, the civil rights movement in Birmingham, the Little Rock Nine and school desegregation, and the march on Washington, D.C. for jobs and freedom.

All of these titles are available in library, paperback, and eBook formats. They are available from your preferred vendor, local independent bookstores,, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble.

January 11, 2013

The answer is....

Walter Dean Myers!

Drawing upon his own struggles and experiences, Myers has written award-winning novels such as Hoops, Scorpions, and Slam!–realistic stories that appeal to readers of all backgrounds and cultures. Today, Walter Dean Myers is a New York Times bestselling and critically acclaimed author who has garnered much respect and admiration for his fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for young people. Winner of the first Michael L. Printz Award, he is considered one of the preeminent writers for children.

Walter Dean Myers: A Biography of an Award-Winning Urban Fiction Author from our African-American Icons series is available just in time to celebrate Black History Month.

Available from Enslow, Barnes and Noble, Amazon or your preferred vendor.

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January 10, 2013

Guess the African-American Icon

We've created a word cloud using words that describe an African-American icon that we have just published a new biography about. Can you guess who it is?

December 19, 2012

Happy Birthday Carter G. Woodson

Happy Birthday Carter G. Woodson, born December 19, 1875. A great new biography, written by Patricia and Fredrick McKissack is perfect for elementary students. Today, because of the efforts of this one man, Black History Month is celebrated annually and African-American history is a well-respected field of study. Published by  Enslow Publishers, Inc .