Portraits of African American Heroes by Tonya Bolden

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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.

 

About Tonya Bolden

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Tonya Bolden is the author of more than thirty books. She lives in New York City.
 
Published December 29, 2005 by Puffin Books. 96 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Children's Books, Political & Social Sciences.

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In an informative introduction, the editor, artist, and author discuss the process used to select the inspirational African-Americans for these "studies in true grit."

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A number of nonfiction texts give voice to important historical events and figures. Visually captivating and rich in detail, Portraits of African-American Heroes by Tonya Bolden, illus. by Ansel Pi

Jan 01 2004 | Read Full Review of Portraits of African American...

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A number of nonfiction texts give voice to important historical events and figures. Visually captivating and rich in detail, Portraits of African-American Heroes by Tonya Bolden, illus. by Ansel Pi

Jan 01 2004 | Read Full Review of Portraits of African American...

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