Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc - The African American History Series - Books
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Thu Feb 03 00:00:00 MST 2011elizabetta57 Rating:5.0
I originally bought this book for myself, not realizing it was a children's book, so I sent it to my grand-daughter. This is for an older child, I'd say around 7 yrs and up. What a beautiful way to teach your child values and responsibility but also to be proud to be an American. Barak has also managed to write this book in a way so that when you read it to your child that he or she will also feel loved just for who they are right at this very moment. The book itself is also beautiful and should become a keepsake since it was written by the first African American president in the history of the U.S.
Thu Jun 21 00:00:00 MDT 2012cbp06 Rating:5.0
This is a great narrative of American history that needed to be told. Everyone needs to read this book to understand all of the struggles people of African descent went through. This is surely an EXCELLENT read!!!!
Fri Feb 25 00:00:00 MST 2011jaja54 Rating:5.0
this book was a gift to a person who loves literature and I can't tell you how many times they have called me to thank me for the book. the book tells the history of unknow and known African American authors, their struggles and their works. The stories are excel lent and my friend says he hasn't even got to the poems, written by the the authors, trying to savory every part of the book. Highly recommended
Fri Jun 22 00:00:00 MDT 2007ovaline3 Rating:5.0
Powerful!! A must read for historical reasons. Even though I live though this part of history I had no idea of the magnitude of issues for African Americans during the 60's, 70's and 80's. Thank God for resourseful lawyers and the deligence of those who truly believe in JUSTICE and EQUALITY for ALL! A well documented and written book. Thank You.
Fri Dec 28 00:00:00 MST 2007nurseheather30 Rating:4.0
Very informative, packed with information, bought this for my children to enjoy.
Sat Jan 02 00:00:00 MST 2010karkar55 Rating:5.0
The best book out of the Luxe series i enjoyed every chapter i finish reading thins book in three days. love it.
Fri Dec 16 00:00:00 MST 2011karkar55 Rating:5.0
I loved vixen and now Ingenue. I can't wait for the third book to come out in the summer. Will Gloria and Jerome ever be together? What about Clara? I love this series of book. Keep them coming...
Sun Nov 04 00:00:00 MDT 20121bigk Rating:5.0
This book is amazing! I recently borrowed it from the local library and i plan on adding it to my sons collection of books. It's a great resource and a wonderful addition to any families library. I plan on giving them away to family and friends this holiday season.
Sun Dec 23 00:00:00 MST 2012atticusfinch139 Rating:5.0
I grew up with the iconic Twenty Mule Team Borax (and its competitor, Boraxo) but never knew the story behind this industry. Watching Death Valley Days did not disclose the fascinating history behind the use of borax, nor the struggles involved in the mining and transportation of this very valuable product. This is one of the latest entries in the Images of America series, which preserve local history. The tales told in this book, however, have an impact far greater than the local region which supplied the arresting photographic history which is compellingly assembled. Far from being a collection of parochial anecdotes, the history recounted in this book has universal appeal and helps to enlighten the reader as to the course of the western reaches of the United States following quickly upon the gold rush. It clarifies the motivations of people involved and sets forth the difficulties there are, and have always been, in establishing a profitable business which serves the public's needs. The growth of business, the trials it faces, and the changes it goes through are cogently set forth. We are treated to the "reenactments" of advertising, and how it may reflect the challenge and the spirit, even when that advertising it may not be completely accurate in historical detail. This is an extremely worthwhile read for anyone who wishes to understand the history of both the region, as well as the borax industry. It is well-written and pleasing to the eye. It is a highly welcome addition to the Images of America series.
Wed Jul 25 00:00:00 MDT 2007albusseverus Rating:2.0
Required summer reading for 7th grade. Extremely boring, but was required for school. My daughter would much rather read, The Clique series or Madison Finn!
Mon Apr 09 00:00:00 MDT 2007mrska Rating:4.0
This game is very informative! The questions challenge everyone with regards to Black History facts and figures. While this game is marketed for children, it can help adults see how much they understand as well. Great value for an educational game!
Sun Jun 24 00:00:00 MDT 2007gorge2007 Rating:5.0
Great Information on how well do you know black history? It makes the game much more interesting. It really makes you think you know all about black history because there are a lot of questions.
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