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Macmillan Children's Group

28 Days
Moments in Black History that Changed the World
By (author): Charles R. Smith Jr. Illustrated by: Shane W. Evans
9781596438200 Hardcover, Dust jacket English Juvenile: Age (years) from 6 - 10 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Cultural Heritage Jan 13, 2015 Print Run: 15000
$21.99 CAD
Active 9.81 x 11.84 x 0.49 in 56 pages Includes full-color illustrations throughout Roaring Brook Press
ALSC Notable Children's Books 2016, Long-listed Kansas State Reading Circle 2016, Long-listed

Each day features a different influential figure in African-American history, from Crispus Attucks, the first man shot in the Boston Massacre, sparking the Revolutionary War, to Madame C. J. Walker, who after years of adversity became the wealthiest black woman in the country, as well as one of the wealthiest black Americans, to Barack Obama, the country's first African-American president.

With powerful illustrations by Shane Evans, this is a completely unique look at the importance and influence of African Americans on the history of this country.

Charles Smith Jr. is a celebrated author, poet, and photographer. He has created more than twenty books, including award-winning bookTwelve Rounds to Glory: The Story of Muhammad Ali andBlack Jack: The Ballad of Jack Johnson.He currently lives in Poughkeepsie, New York, with his wife, Gillian, and three kids, Sabine, Adrian, and Sebastian.
Shane W. Evanshas illustrated numerous books for children, includingBlack Jack: The Ballad of Jack Johnson,Underground, winner of the Coretta Scott King Award, andWe March,recipient of three starred reviews and named a Jane Addams Honor Book, all for Roaring Brook Press. He lives with his family in Kansas City, Missouri.

“* Fuelded by childhood memories of hearing the same Black History Month stories about the same people and events told the same way over and over, Smith, sought to convey the importance and relevance of African American contributions and milestones in a fresh, engaging manner . . . An inspiring, fresh take on a perennial topic.” —Booklist, STARRED REVIEW

“Succinct biographical info, included throughout, further cements the value and utility of the project, both in and out of the classroom.” —Publishers Weekly

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