America's Black Founders: Revolutionary Heroes And Early Leaders

Summary:

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.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

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.

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Young Reader Reaction

The students who checked out the book liked it.

Adult Reader Reaction

This is an excellent resource that is beautifully designed with lots of illustrations, documents, and maps.

Type of Book:
This is a nonfiction picture book that introduces preteens to historic figures they've not heard about.
Educational Themes:

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.

Reading Level:
4.9
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
10 to 13
Recommended Age To Read Together:
9 to 12
Age of child:
Shared with a fifth grade class. The teacher made the book available to students to check out from the classroom library.
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy. This is a book I'd buy, especially if I was teaching. Every school library should have a copy!

Title America's Black Founders: Revolutionary Heroes and Early Leaders
Author Nancy I. Sanders
Publisher Chicago Review Press © 2010
ISBN 1556528116
Material Hard Cover
Genres Biography, History
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