Thursday, February 5, 2015

Display: Black History Month

Condoleezza Rice
By Kevin Cunningham
Traces the life and accomplishments of the former educator and national security advisor to President George W. Bush who became the second woman, and the second African American, to be Secretary of State.

The Tuskegee Airmen
By Sarah De Capua
Describes the history of the Tuskegee airmen, an Air Force squadron of African Americans who fought in World War II and were pioneers in the racial integration of the United States armed forces.

Onward: A Photobiography of African-American Polar Explorer Matthew Henson
By Dolores Johnson
The conquest of the North Pole was an elusive, almost impossible goal at the beginning of the last century. But a son of patrician parents, Robert E. Peary, and a son of sharecroppers, Matthew Henson, shared a dream of conquering the unconquered North Pole and were brave enough to risk their lives numerous times before they finally succeeded.

Hank Aaron
By Serena Kappes
Details the life of Baseball Hall of Famer Hank Aaron, the first person to break Babe Ruth's career record of 714 home runs.

Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story
By Gregg Lewis
The extraordinary true story of a young boy from the inner city who through faith and determination grew up to be one of the world's leading pediatric neurosurgeons.

George Washington Carver: An Innovative Life
By Elizabeth MacLeod
Presents the life of the African American scientist who was born a slave and overcame racial discrimination to become a college professor famous for numerous discoveries in the field of agriculture.

We Are the Ship
By Kadir Nelson
Using an "Everyman" player as his narrator, Kadir Nelson tells the story of Negro League baseball from its beginnings in the 1920s through the decline after Jackie Robinson crossed over to the majors in 1947.

Jackie Robinson: American Hero
By Sharon Robinson
Discusses the life and career of Jackie Robinson, an icon not only for the sport of baseball, but also for the civil rights movement.

With Books and Bricks: How Booker T. Washington Built a School
By Suzanne Slade
Booker T. Washington had an incredible passion for learning. Born a slave, he taught himself to read. When the Civil War ended, Booker finally fulfilled his dream of attending school. After graduation, he was invited to teach in Tuskegee, Alabama. Finding many eager students, but no school, Booker set out to build his own school--brick by brick

Racing against the Odds
By Carole Boston Weatherford
Biography of Wendell O. Scott, who raced against all odds, working full-time while racing on the side, and the only black driver to win a race in a NASCAR Grand National.

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