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A Kid's Guide to African American History


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The Glories of Africa; Colonial America; Life on a Plantation; Free African Americans & Abolitionists; Civil War and the Road to Freedom; The Turn of the Century; The Civil Rights Movement Hope for Today and a Better Tomorrow.

About the Author

Nancy I. Sanders is the author ofmany books, including 25 Read and Write Mini-Books that Teach Word Familiesand Old Testament Days."


Gr 1-5-A chronological look at the history of African Americans from the pre-slavery days in Africa through today's celebration of Kwanzaa. With a straightforward, readable text, one- to three-page topics, and simple illustrative drawings, even young children can participate in this activity-based title. Although mentioning the hardships and inhumanities of slavery and Jim Crow laws, the brutal details are left out. The emphasis is on the contributions of African Americans, their courage, creativity, and inventiveness. The easy activities described in detail include games, crafts (with patterns), songs, recipes, and stories. An extensive bibliography of books, articles, and Web sites is included.-Eunice Weech, M. L. King Elementary School, Urbana, IL Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

"With a straightforward, readable text ... and simple illustrative drawings, even young children can participate in this activity-based title." -- School Library Journal "The pages are well designed ... A useful resource for library collections." -- Booklist "A fascinating look at an aspect of American history that is often left out of history books." -- Washington Sun "A great year-round activity and reference source." -- Detroit News "Offers an exciting way ... to teach kids about their own heritage or the culture of those around them." -- Parents Express

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