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Black Stars of Colonial and Revolutionary Times

ISBN: 978-0-471-46264-4
112 pages
February 2003
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AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY COMES TO LIFE

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
estevanico
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."
-Booklist

"The broad coverage makes this an unusual resource-a jumping-off point for deeper studies."
-Horn Book
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Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

Estevanico.

Anthony Johnson.

Crispus Attucks.

Benjamin Banneker.

Marie-Thérèse Metoyer.

Jean Baptiste Point du Sable.

Private Peter Salem.

Private Austin Dabney.

Phillis Wheatley.

Private Lemuel Haynes.

Paul Cuffe.

Richard Allen.

James Forten.

Deborah Sampson.

Dr. James Derham.

Pierre Toussaint.

“Free Frank” McWorter.

Catherine (Katy) Ferguson.

Daniel Coker.

Chronology.

Notes.

Bibliography.

Picture Credits.

Author Credits.

Index.

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Black Stars biographies are written by leading African American children?s book writers.
JIM HASKINS has written more than 100 nonfiction books for young readers. A professor of English at the University of Florida, Gainesville, Haskins has won numerous awards, including the Washington Post Children?s Book Guild Award, the Carter G. Woodson Award, and the Coretta Scott King Book Award.
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