Discovering Black America by Linda Tarrant-Reid

Discovering Black America

Written by Linda Tarrant-Reid
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Discovering Black America by Linda Tarrant-Reid

An overview of Black American history, told through the voices of young people and adults. The book includes first person narratives drawn from diaries, written oral accounts, autobiographies, and interviews and is set against the background of American history. The book begins with a black sailor aboard the Nina with Chritopher Columbus, continues through the colonial period, slavery, the Civil War, Jim Crow, civil rights, to our president in the White House. Includes an index.

About the Author

Linda Tarrant Reid has worked as a freelance journalist, writing on the history of African Americans for the NY Daily News. She has worked as communications specialist for school districts. She is the author of Discovering Black NY: A Guide to the City (Citadel), coeditor of Black Star Power (BET books), contributor to Family of Black America (Crown), and managing editor of The Million Man March (Crown).

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256 pages


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Abrams Books for Young Readers an imprint of Abrams

Publication date

1st September 2012



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