Book Of Black Heroes: Great Women In The Struggle
Edited By Toyomi Igus
More than 80 historical and contemporary women of African descent are spotlighted in this volume of the Black Heroes series.
Reading Level: Ages 9-12: Paperback: 108 Pages
More than 80 contemporary and historical black women are profiled in this second volume in the series. Entries range from the well known (Sojourner Truth, Oprah Winfrey, Ella Fitzgerald) to the lesser known (Jane C. Wright, Alice Coachman, Edith Sampson). The half-page sketches provide basic information, and each entry includes a black-and-white photograph and a quotation from the subject or another relevant source. A chronology of important dates in black history and a reading list are also included. The categorical arrangement includes freedom fighters, educators, writers and fine artists, performing artists, athletes, entrepreneurs, lawyers and policymakers, and scientists and healers. A fine purchase for school and public libraries. School Library Journal