In six chapters the author presents short biographies of a wide array of black men and women who played important roles during the country's formative years from colonial times, through the American Revolution and in the years that followed. From ministers and soldiers to poets, journalists and business men, these individuals came from all walks of life and lived throughout the young nation.
This book offers a wonderful way of showing the role black men and women played in the early years of the country. These are primarily individuals who have been largely ignored by other history books. The hands-on activities are an added bonus. Cons: None.
The students who checked out the book liked it.
This is an excellent resource that is beautifully designed with lots of illustrations, documents, and maps.
This is a nonfiction picture book that introduces preteens to historic figures they've not heard about.
The text and activities combine to give kids an interactive experience in studying history that is likely new to them. The book expands their understanding of the creation of the United States, Black history, 18th century careers and professions, and biography.
10 to 13
9 to 12
Shared with a fifth grade class. The teacher made the book available to students to check out from the classroom library.
Buy. This is a book I'd buy, especially if I was teaching. Every school library should have a copy!