He was a chief and the son of a chief. Joseph took seriously his responsibility for the health and safety of his people. He was not a quitter, so why did he announce, “I will fight no more, forever!”
No one in the United States would giver her flying lessons, so Bessie Coleman saved her money and studied in France. A black woman cannot become a pilot! Don’t tell Bessie what she CAN’T DO! She returned and showed what a black woman CAN do!
They thought he was mean ! So, why is Malcolm X now considered a hero and humanitarian? He preached hate! He was a such a charismatic man and powerful speaker that his ability to motivate a crowd frightened people across all racial lines. Image
Ask your grandparents about this man. They probably will confirm what you will learn about the singer, actor, performer who sold over 1 billion recordings of his songs! Discover why by reading this biographical sketch of an American icon.
Extraordinary American Indians by Susan Avery Great Indian Tribes by Daniel Jacobson From Abenaki to Zuni: a dictionary of Native American tribes by Evelyn Wolfson Navajo Code-Talkers by Aaseng, Nathan and Roy O. Hawthorne
Talkin’ About Bessie Coleman: the story of aviator, Elizabeth Coleman by Nikki Grimes
Malcolm X: a fire burning brightly and Malcolm X: by any means necessary: a biography by Walter Dean Malcolm X by Jack Rummel Malcolm X: a revolutionary voice by Beatrice Gomley Portraits of African American Heroes by Tonya Bolden Marching towards Freedom, 1957-1965… by Robert Weisbrot Extraordinary Black Americans: from Colonial to Contemporary Times by Kimberly Hayes Taylor
Elvis Presley by Robert Love Elvis Presley by Melissa Hardinge Who was Elvis Presley? By Geoff Edgars
Don’t Know Much About George Washington by Kenneth Davis George Washington by Rober Bruns George Washington: an American Life by Laurie Calkhoven George Washington: the man who would not be king by Stephen Krensky
Graphic Novels A fun and easy way to prepare for high school History courses