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Amazing Artists


Series
Black Stories Matter

by
Miller, J.P.

Edition
Library edition
Publisher
Crabtree Publishing
Imprint
Crabtree
ISBN
9781427128072
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What better way is there to preserve the human spirit of a people than through artistic expression? This book celebrates the stories of Black artists who paved the way for people of color in and out of the arts to be their true selves. Read about men and women who have broken barriers in literature and the performing and visual arts including writer Toni Morrison, jazz pianist Oscar Peterson, rapper Common, artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, actor Lupia Nyong'o, and many more.

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

48

Trim Size

10" x 8"

Dewey

920

AR

6.2: points 1

Lexile

930L

Genre

Nonfic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Dec 2021

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Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 4-8-These titles provide brief introductions to Black people of note in the fields of art, activism, science, and sport. Represented are the famous (Beyoncé, Martin Luther King Jr., etc.) and lesser-known (Umra Omar, Mary Seacole, etc.). Two to three pages focus primarily on accomplishments in their respective fields. Emphasis is placed on their individual experiences with racism: for example, Nina Simon was refused admittance into a prestigious music school due to her race. Unfortunately, the brief bios incline toward hagiography; little attention is paid to the personal lives and struggles of these complex people. Still, there is merit in that some of these individuals are seldom the subjects of other biographies, and included are the founders of the Black Lives Matter movement, lending the works currency. VERDICT The volumes provide sufficient introductions to lesser-known Black achievers and may induce readers to more in-depth research. Purchasers should consider based on need.

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 4-8-These titles provide brief introductions to Black people of note in the fields of art, activism, science, and sport. Represented are the famous (Beyoncé, Martin Luther King Jr., etc.) and lesser-known (Umra Omar, Mary Seacole, etc.). Two to three pages focus primarily on accomplishments in their respective fields. Emphasis is placed on their individual experiences with racism: for example, Nina Simon was refused admittance into a prestigious music school due to her race. Unfortunately, the brief bios incline toward hagiography; little attention is paid to the personal lives and struggles of these complex people. Still, there is merit in that some of these individuals are seldom the subjects of other biographies, and included are the founders of the Black Lives Matter movement, lending the works currency. VERDICT The volumes provide sufficient introductions to lesser-known Black achievers and may induce readers to more in-depth research. Purchasers should consider based on need.

Grades 6-8
Series Nonfiction
History Grades 6-8
For Grades 6-8

Middle-school readers interested in historical people, places, and events will enjoy these 12 thoughtful, factual books, which explore significant topics.

12 books per Year
$312.24 per Year
Interests
Biographies,Diversity,History,Nonfiction
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