Written by Tonya Bolden | Illustrated by Ansel Pitcairn
Here is a stunningly beautiful book consisting of portraits – in words and pictures – of twenty outstanding African-Americans. These profiles in fortitude and vision capture the essence of these remarkable men and women who changed their communities and their country. The individuals range from historical to contemporary figures and represent diverse fields of endeavor – from politics and the law to athletics, science, the arts and more. Starting with the abolitionist Frederick Douglass and ending with Ben Carson, a noted surgeion, these portraits cover more than 150 years of American history.
For each individual, there is a three-page biography by the noted author Tonya Bolden and a striking portrait that acaptures not only the sufject’s likeness but is a work of art in itself.
This is a book to inspire, to teach, or to display – and to make you reflect on what it really means to be a hero.
»» NCSS-CBC Notable Children’s Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies
Age 8-up | 88 pages
Hardcover | Dutton Children’s Books | 2003 | ISBN: 0525470433
Paperback | Puffin Books | 2005 | ISBN: 014240473X