African American Culture Collection, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1625134754
  • ISBN-13: 9781625134752
  • Grade Level Range: 5th Grade - 12th Grade
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  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released August 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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The ideal resource for Black History Month and to support appropriate areas of American historical study, these books offer a cross-curricular view of African-American culture and the people who have played a significant role in its development.

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People You Should Know: Top 101 Reformers, Revolutionaries, Activists, and Change Agents  (ISBN-10: 1680484974 | ISBN-13: 9781680484977)

This book profiles some of the most influential change agents in history. They come from all walks of life, and they include writers, artists, politicians, and musicians, among others. Readers will get a sense of the sacrifices made by others so we can live in the world we do today. They will also learn that it takes only one person, one voice, to change the world.

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The Rise of the Jim Crow Era  (ISBN-10: 1680480448 | ISBN-13: 9781680480443)

The Rise of the Jim Crow Era, part of The African American Experience: From Slavery to the Presidency series, discusses the events that led up to and were part of the Jim Crow Era.

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The Civil Rights Era  (ISBN-10: 1680480502 | ISBN-13: 9781680480504)

The Civil Rights Era, part of The African American Experience: From Slavery to the Presidency series, discusses the events that led up to and were part of the Civil Rights Era.

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The Civil War and Reconstruction Eras  (ISBN-10: 1680480413 | ISBN-13: 9781680480412)

The Civil War and Reconstruction Eras, part of The African American Experience: From Slavery to the Presidency series, discusses the events that led up to and were part of the Civil War and the Reconstruction Eras.

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Barack Obama and the Idea of a Postracial Society  (ISBN-10: 1680480537 | ISBN-13: 9781680480535)

Barack Obama and the Idea of a Postracial Society, part of The African American Experience: From Slavery to the Presidency series, discusses the events that led up to the election of the first African American president of the United States.

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The Great Migration and the Harlem Renaissance  (ISBN-10: 1680480472 | ISBN-13: 9781680480474)

The Great Migration and the Harlem Renaissance, part of The African American Experience: From Slavery to the Presidency series, discusses the events that led up to and were part of the Great Migration and the Harlem Renaissance.

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Slavery in America  (ISBN-10: 1680480383 | ISBN-13: 9781680480382)

Slavery in America, part of The African American Experience: From Slavery to the Presidency series, introduces the reader to the complex set of circumstances and issues associated with the institution of human bondage.

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Top 101 Remarkable Women  (ISBN-10: 1622751272 | ISBN-13: 9781622751273)

Women have faced oppression and gender inequality throughout history. Yet despite overwhelming odds stacked against them, there have always been a brave few who challenged the status quo and wound up making great strides in a wide variety of fields. From ancient times to the present day, women have broken down barriers and emerged as influential and important political leaders, activists, scientists, writers, artists, athletes, performers, and more. This volume chronicles the lives of many ground-breaking individuals—Cleopatra, Marie Curie, Amelia Earhart, Helen Keller, Harriet Tubman, and Oprah Winfrey among them—as well as the challenges they faced as they sought to improve the human condition.

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Top 101 Athletes  (ISBN-10: 1622751353 | ISBN-13: 9781622751358)

Major sports stars share many traits, among them self-discipline through regimented training, competition at the highest level, and mastery of their respective sports. Embedded in the public's consciousness, these individuals can't help but make an impact on the lives of fans the world over—whether they're reaching for glory, achieving the pinnacle of success, or falling out of favor because of controversy. This exciting volume introduces readers to 101 remarkable athletes from a variety of sports, including David Beckham, Wayne Gretzky, Michael Jordan, Joe Montana, Jackie Robinson, and Venus and Serena Williams.

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Top 101 World Leaders  (ISBN-10: 1622751256 | ISBN-13: 9781622751259)

Political leaders have the power to effect great change and unite disparate peoples. Unfortunately, as Lord Acton and others have noted, power also can corrupt those who wield it. Throughout time, the world has witnessed the reigns of both benevolent and brutal leaders, some guiding nations to greatness and others perpetrating unspeakable atrocities. This inclusive volume examines the lives of some of history’s most notable and notorious leaders from around the globe. Readers are invited to consider the nature of governance and the qualities that define true leadership.

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Top 101 Musicians  (ISBN-10: 1622751221 | ISBN-13: 9781622751228)

While much in the history of music builds on what came before it, each generation witnesses musical innovations that define a genre and can endure long after their creation. The individuals profiled in this lively volume have been responsible for some of the most inspired and lasting works in the history of music, those that have remained timeless even as musical styles, genres, INSTRUCTORuments, and technologies have evolved. The stories of such icons as Guido D’Arezzo, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the Beatles, Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson, Jay-Z, and Adele, among many others, are concisely presented, along with descriptions of their greatest contributions to music.

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Kobe Bryant: NBA Scoring Sensation  (ISBN-10: 1680481134 | ISBN-13: 9781680481136)

Kobe Bryant: NBA Scoring Sensation, part of the Living Legends of Sports series, introduces the reader to his life story and accomplishments.

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LeBron James: NBA Champion  (ISBN-10: 1680481088 | ISBN-13: 9781680481082)

LeBron James: NBA Champion, part of the Living Legends of Sports series, introduces the reader to his life story and accomplishments.

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Russell Wilson: Super Bowl Sensation  (ISBN-10: 1680481185 | ISBN-13: 9781680481181)

Russell Wilson: Super Bowl Sensation, part of the Living Legends of Sports series, introduces the reader to his life story and accomplishments.

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Kevin Durant in the Community  (ISBN-10: 1622751817 | ISBN-13: 9781622751815)

Raised in a poor area of Washington, D.C., Kevin Durant is a true example of how studying and working hard can lead to great success in sports. As a role model for basketball fans nationwide, Durant works with several charities and manages the Kevin Durant Family Foundation, which works with kids from disadvantaged backgrounds and single-parent families. This book, complete with “Star Stats” and a timeline of achievements, celebrates Durant’s charitable activities and basketball success.

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Robert Griffin III in the Community  (ISBN-10: 1622751760 | ISBN-13: 9781622751761)

One of the most outstanding features of Robert Griffin III’s football career has been his commitment to personally connecting with his fans. From his earliest days with the Washington Redskins, RG3, as Griffin has been nicknamed, has conducted himself in such a way as to become a popular role model. He promotes healthy physical lifestyles, strong spiritual faith and values, and a commitment to giving time to others in need. This book highlights one athlete’s inspiring commitment to success, showing how strength of character goes a long when toward making a difference.

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Venus & Serena Williams in the Community  (ISBN-10: 162275171X | ISBN-13: 9781622751716)

The story of the Williams sisters is an inspirational tale of two driven young women who overcame racism, classism, and sexism in their fight to excel in the world of sports. In this image-packed book, readers will discover how Venus and Serena’s astounding success journey is tied to their charitable efforts with organizations such as the Ronald McDonald House and the Haiti Earthquake Disaster Relief Fund. “Star Stats” and a timeline of achievements highlight these tennis stars’ accomplishments both on and off the court.

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Barack Obama  (ISBN-10: 1615309489 | ISBN-13: 9781615309481)

Sweeping into the office of U.S. president with his mesmerizing oratory of hope and change, Barack Obama forever transformed American politics. As the first African American to hold the title, his election represented a historic milestone, both socially and politically. The 44th president’s remarkable journey from Hawaii and Indonesia to Chicago and the White House is chronicled, and the major issues—including the financial crisis, healthcare, and foreign policy—that his administration has faced are examined.

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Biographies of the Civil War and Reconstruction: Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant, and More  (ISBN-10: 1615307230 | ISBN-13: 9781615307234)

Nowhere can intricacies of the ideological, regional, and economic tensions that erupted into the American Civil War be better seen than in the individual actors who fought both on and off the battlefields and on either side for what they believed. While some vigorously struggled for emancipation, others vehemently resisted such a notion, while still others were motivated primarily by regional loyalties and the desire to preserve the only way of life they knew. This penetrating volume profiles many of the soldiers, generals, political leaders, and social activists who left indelible marks on the Civil War and Reconstruction eras, thereby altering the entire course of American history.

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Biographies of the New American Nation: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Frederick Douglass, and More  (ISBN-10: 1615307206 | ISBN-13: 9781615307203)

In the wake of the American Revolution, the United States of America was faced with the task of evolving into an independent republic This move was facilitated by a number of visionaries who rose to the challenge of crafting what would become America’s national ethos. Readers will be absorbed as this volume surveys the lives of the individuals responsible for some of the nation’s earliest political, social, and cultural achievements.

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Documenting America: The Primary Source Documents of a Nation: From Democracy's Roots to a Country Divided  (ISBN-10: 1615307354 | ISBN-13: 9781615307357)

Characterized largely by expansionism, economic growth, and social and political reform, the period in American history following the War of 1812 proved advantageous to a number of Americans. Even as many industries flourished, political unrest remained on the horizon as legislators debated the issue of slavery and the handling of newly acquired territories. Complete with eyewitness descriptions of key events and issues as well as seminal documents of the time, this absorbing volume recounts the historical, cultural, economic, and political developments of the United States in the decades leading up to the Civil War.

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Documenting America: The Primary Source Documents of a Nation: The American Civil War and Reconstruction  (ISBN-10: 1615307117 | ISBN-13: 9781615307111)

While the United States represents freedom to many, much of its history tragically includes the enslavement of a large portion of its population. When the fight for emancipation came to an epic head, civil war ensued and the country was divided as never before. Inflamed passions on both sides of the slavery debate inspired fervent rhetoric, much of which is reflected in the primary source documents interspersed with the text in this thought-provoking volume, which chronicles the events of the American Civil War and the Reconstruction period that followed.

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Contemporary Authors: 1945 to the Present  (ISBN-10: 1622750152 | ISBN-13: 9781622750153)

Contemporary literature encompasses so many genres, literary forms, and themes that it would seem almost impossible to identify a unifying thread between them. Yet in the tradition established by literary heavyweights who came before, modern writers of all stripes and backgrounds have continued to entertain and to confront the social, cultural, and psychological realities of the times—including everything from racial identity to war to technology—with their own flair and insight. The diversity of authors profiled herein—from Toni Morrison to Sylvia Plath to Stephen King to David Foster Wallace—attests to the scope and complexity of modern society.

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Alternative, Country, Hip-Hop, Rap, and More: Music from the 1980s to Today  (ISBN-10: 1615309101 | ISBN-13: 9781615309108)

With music today available on YouTube, online and satellite radio, MTV, through digital downloads, and on iPods and other handheld devices, we may think that we have heard all there is to hear about modern artists. The stories behind the songs that keep us humming are less often explored. Readers will learn how some of the most popular musicians today—entertainers such as Madonna, Adele, Kanye West, and Taylor Swift—rose to fame and made important musical breakthroughs, all while paying tribute to those who came before them.

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