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Inspiring African-American civil rights leaders
Feinstein, Stephen.
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Publication Information:
Berkeley Heights, NJ : Enslow Publishers, c2013.
Physical Description:
112 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
"Read about eight important civil rights leaders including: W.E.B. Du Bois, Philip Randolph, Martin Luther King, Jr., James Farmer, Malcolm X, John Lewis, Fannie Lou Hamer, and Thurgood Marshall"--
W.E.B. Du Bois -- A. Philip Randolph -- Martin Luther King, Jr. -- James Farmer -- Malcolm X -- John Lewis -- Fannie Lou Hamer -- Thurgood Marshall.
Reading Level:
1040 Lexile.

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E185.96 .F45 2013 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Inspiring African-American Civil Rights Leaders profiles eight of the greatest leaders of the civil rights movement-from W. E. B. Du Bois, an NAACP founder, to Fannie Lou Hamer, the vice chairman of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, and Thurgood Marshall, the first African American: Supreme Court Justice. Learn about the lives of these leaders and their impact on the civil rights movement. Book jacket.

Author Notes

Stephen Feinstein is a writer of educational materials. Among his books for Enslow Publishers, Inc., is Conserving and Protecting Water: What You Can Do

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-9-These volumes illuminate 8 to 10 notable individuals from various categories. Featured subjects are chosen from various time periods, beginning with earlier figures and working up to the present day. For example, Actors covers Paul Robeson (1898-1976) to Halle Berry (1966). An introductory chapter places the individuals' lives in historical, social, and political context, and then devotes one chapter for each subject. The people profiled range from little known to well known (e.g., Novelists explores the life and work of both Harriet Adams Wilson and Toni Morrison). Each book is attractively laid out and organized. The texts flow well, and color and black-and-white photos are pleasingly reproduced. (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 4
1 W. E. B. Du Boisp. 15
2 A. Philip Randolphp. 25
3 Martin Luther King Jr.p. 36
4 James Farmerp. 47
5 Malcolm Xp. 56
6 John Lewisp. 69
7 Fannie Lou Hamerp. 79
8 Thurgood Marshallp. 87
Civil Rights Timelinep. 97
Chapter Notesp. 100
Glossaryp. 104
Further Readingp. 107
Internet Addressesp. 108
Indexp. 109