Black Stars of the Civil Rights Movement by Jim Haskins


Black Stars of the Civil Rights Movement by Jim Haskins

AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY COMES TO LIFE Discover why young people all over the country are reading the Black Stars biographies of African American heroes. Here is what you want to know about the lives of brave black men and women during the Civil Rights Movement: LOUIS SATCHMO ARMSTRONG MARY MCLEOD BETHUNE MAJOR GENERAL BENJAMIN O. DAVIS JR. W. E. B. DU BOIS LIEUTENANT HENRY O. FLIPPER MARCUS GARVEY MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. THURGOOD MARSHALL ROSA PARKS ADAM CLAYTON POWELL JR. PHILIP RANDOLPH PAUL ROBESON JACKIE ROBINSON BOOKER T. WASHINGTON IDA B. WELLS-BARNETT CARTER G. WOODSON WHITNEY M. YOUNG JR. The books in the Black Stars series are the types of books that would have really captivated me as a kid. -Earl G. Graves, Black Enterprise magazine Inspiring stories that demonstrate what can happen when ingenuity and tenacity are paired with courage and hard work. -Black Books Galore! Guide to Great African American Children's Books Haskins has chosen his subjects well ...catching a sense of the enormous obstacles they had to overcome...Some names are familiar, but most are little-known whom Haskins elevates to their rightful place in history. -Booklist The broad coverage makes this an unusual resource-a jumping-off point for deeper studies. -Horn Book

About the Author

Black Stars biographies are written by leading African American children's book writers. General Editor Jim Haskins has written more than 100 nonfiction books for young readers. A professor of English at the University of Florida, Gainesville, Haskins has won numerous awards, including the Washington Post Children's Book Guild Award, the Carter G. Woodson Award, and the Coretta Scott King Book Award.

More books by this author

Other Formats

Book Info


128 pages


Jim Haskins
More books by Jim Haskins


Publication date

30th January 2003



I love all the books they recommend & put up for me to review. I also love the fact that they give new authors the chance to share their boo

Daisy Pennock – age 15

It has introduced my children to books we hadn’t come across before. Real children’s reviews gives a great insight into what others think to

Lorraine Woods

Lovereading4kids is great, we get books really early never late. We love to read and review, and think you would like it too. The excitement

Jasmine Harris-Hart, age 12

I love lovereading4kids because I’ve read amazing books I would never have picked up, and its opened doors to new genre’s I now love.

Harriet Cunningham

I love Lovereading because I often never know what to read and this helps you find a good book. I have recommended this to many people.

Shannon-Louise Masters – age 15

A great way to introduce kids to great books, authors & genres. Parents can find age-appropriate books to share with their children.

Judi Davies – Aberdare Girls Sch

It’s a community united by a passion for books and promoting the best there is in children’s literature.

Sam Bateman and family

I love Lovereading4kids because I get an opportunity to put my opinion forward and to try new books

Elosie Clarkson – age 11

Lovereading 4 schools