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Black Stars of Colonial and Revolutionary Times

Black Stars of Colonial and Revolutionary Times by Jim Haskins
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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 great black men and women during the Colonial and Revolutionary War era:

richard allen
crispus attucks
benjamin banneker
daniel coker
paul cuffe
austin dabney
james durham
catherine ferguson
james forten
lemuel haynes
anthony johnson
"free frank" mcworter
marie therese metoyer
jean baptiste point du sable
deborah sampson
peter salem
pierre toussaint

"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."

"The broad coverage makes this an unusual resource-a jumping-off point for deeper studies."
-Horn Book
Wiley; February 2003
124 pages; ISBN 9780471462644
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Title: Black Stars of Colonial and Revolutionary Times
Author: Jim Haskins; Clinton Cox; Brenda Wilkinson
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