African-American Icons

Age Level: 11–up  Grade Level: 6–up

Designed for the middle and high school reader, these over-100 page biographies spotlight inspirational African Americans. Exploring the personal and professional accomplishments of these men and women, these titles offer ample biographical information and insight.

  • Essential for Black History Month
  • Contemporary figures, high-interest subjects
  • Features inspirational African Americans, important role models
  • Supports the History/Social Studies and English/Language Arts curricula
  • 6” x 9”
  • 104-112pp.
  • Contains a chronology, chapter notes, a further reading list, Internet addresses, and an index
  • Spring 2013
  • Series Lexile: 810
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Beyoncé

Beyoncé

A Biography of a Legendary Singer

Michael A. Schuman
Perform the national anthem at President Barack Obama's inauguration ceremony. Wow the crowd with a spectacular Super Bowl halftime show. Win a Grammy. When you are legendary singer and performer Beyoncé Knowles, this is just a regular month's work...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-4230-8
Binding: Library Ed.
List Price: $27.94
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Chris Rock

Chris Rock

A Biography of a Comic Genius

Marty Gitlin
When Chris Rock steps on stage, he destroys the targets of his jokes. When he finishes his performance, the audience needs time to catch its breath. The laughter never stops! Chris Rock pulls no punches...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-4229-2
Binding: Library Ed.
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Halle Berry

Halle Berry

A Biography of an Oscar-Winning Actress

Michael A. Schuman
Halle Berry has worked hard for every achievement--springboarding from beauty queen to model to actress--and has never shied away from taking risks. Berry's career puttered along until her Oscar-winning performance in MONSTER'S BALL which launched her into superstardom...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-3993-3
Binding: Library Ed.
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Jay-Z

Jay-Z

A Biography of a Hip-Hop Icon

Jeff Burlingame
One of the first singles from THE BLACK ALBUM, a famous Jay-Z record, rap “What More Can I Say”? But the real question is what more can this music legend do? From the platinum albums to the sold-out concerts to his Rocawear clothing brand, Jay-Z has done it all...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-4232-2
Binding: Library Ed.
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Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson

A Biography of an American Music Idol

John Micklos, Jr.
And the contestant going home is . . . Jennifer Hudson! Standing on the AMERICAN IDOL stage, a shocked Hudson found out she had been voted off the famed singing competition. But unlike many IDOL contestants whose musical dreams end on that stage, Jennifer Hudson was just getting started...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-4233-9
Binding: Library Ed.
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Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou

A Biography of an Award-Winning Poet and Civil Rights Activist

Donna Brown Agins
From the child raised by her grandmother in a small village in Arkansas to the writer known as National Treasure, Angelou has lived a remarkable life. She rose from pain and poverty to achieve success as a dancer, an actress, a teacher and an award-winning author...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-3992-6
Binding: Library Ed.
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