Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America
Andrea Davis Pinkney & Brian Pinkney
Hyperion, 2012 (2012)
Reviewed by Bob Walch
he stories of ten men who had a hand in changing the course of American history are presented in this book. From the Colonial period to the present, these individuals left their mark in various ways.
enjamin Banneker was an astronomer. Frederick Douglas was a fiery orator who spoke out against slavery. Booker T. Washington made the Tuskegee Institute one of the most respected universities in the country, and W. E. B. DuBois was one of the founders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
ther men discussed in the book include A. Philip Randolph, Thurgood Marshall, Jackie Robinson, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Barack Obama.
ach biography features full-color illustrations. And besides addressing the childhood influences of each individual the author creates a sense of the time and place where each lived and addresses the person's motivations and accomplishments.
lthough this book is aimed at readers in their early teens, it will be of interest to many adults as well.
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