African American Bk of Values

African American Bk of Values

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A treasure trove of folk stories, true tales, and other pearls of wisdom featuring a host of historical figures, The African American Book of Values provides inspiration for readers of all ages.

This collection brings the best of fiction and nonfiction together to create a new recipe for a life full of insight and personal power. Weaving works by historic and contemporary authors, from Frederick Douglass to Maya Angelou, editor Steven Barboza has created a beautiful alternative to mainstream histories and classics, which often just refer to black heroes in passing, if at all.

Remarkable figures such as Matthew Henson (who co-discovered the North Pole and was only recently honored in a posthumous National Geographic Society ceremony) and Crispus Attucks (one of the first patriots to die in the Revolutionary War) are brought to vivid life alongside better-known ones such as Harriet Tubman. Other gems are delivered in the form of hymns, letters, and poems, and all selections reflect an aspect of strong character, such as courage, tenacity, loyalty, compassion, community, and responsibility. In its new paperback edition, The African American Book of Values will be accessible to an even wider audience, the perfect cornerstone for home bookshelves and schools alike.
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