Showing posts with label great african americans. Show all posts
Showing posts with label great african americans. Show all posts

August 04, 2010

Today would have been Louis Armstrong's birthday

One of the greatest trumpet-playing, jazz musicians ever, Louis Armstrong's trademark "scat" singing and natural showmanship dazzled audiences for over fifty years. Patricia and Fredrick McKissack have authored an elementary biography about Louis Armstrong while Michael A. Schuman's biography is for the middle school reader.

July 16, 2010

Today would have been Ida B. Wells-Barnett's birthday

This civil rights activist did not back down from anyone. For the elementary market, Enslow has a 32 page biography. For the middle school market, a 128 page book is available.

July 07, 2010

Today would have been Satchel Paige's 104th birthday

Satchel Paige The Best Arm in Baseball, Revised Edition
Author: Patricia McKissack, Fredrick McKissack
ISBN-13: 978-0-7660-1699-6
Publication Year: 2002
Interest Level: Grades 1-4
Page Count: 32

“You’re born with speed, but you can get the control,” said Satchel Paige. After more than twenty years pitching fast balls, Leroy “Satchel” Paige crossed the color line in baseball. As the first black pitcher in the American League, 42-year-old Paige was past the prime of most ballplayers. But the crowds still packed the stands to witness his famed shutouts and no-hitters. In an inspiring account, the McKissacks describe the hardships and hard work that created this pitching genius.

April 09, 2010

Happy Birthday Paul Robeson!

Today would have been Paul Robeson's 112th birthday!

This actor, singer, and political activist inspired a lot of people, and is still known for his unwavering stature as a champion of civil rights.

Enslow has two titles about this political activist for the elementary and middle school markets.

April 05, 2010

Birthday of Booker T. Washington

Booker T. Washington was born on this day in 1856.

Enslow has two biogaphies about Booker T. Washington. Middle school students might enjoy this title. Elementary students will have an easier time reading and understanding this title.