Books tagged: african american history

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The Magic Pencil
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Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 38,720. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2009. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Malcolm Bakersfield's new classmate, Nia Stellar is "not your average girl." Exciting and fantastic events occur, seemingly to do with her and a scruffy, used pencil. Nia challenges Malc in many ways and he discovers new abilities and sides to himself. We join him in his quest to find the truth to to the power of the pencil. And, like him, we just may learn a lot about ourselves.
Afro-Muse: The Evolution of African-American Music
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Price: Free! Words: 21,710. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
The story of music making in early African societies and its importation to America. A review showing the musical influences of Africa onto America. Chapters includes: Africa's history, musicology, instruments,the middle passage, seasoning in the islands, new world Africans arrive with their music,conversion to Christianity, the spirituals, camp meetings,the blues and hip hop's real origins.
The Crossover: A Brief History of Basketball and Race, From James Naismith to LeBron James
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,600. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Basketball
The history of basketball contains all the drama inherent in America’s long struggle with racial intolerance and quest for equality. Highlighting characters both famous (Bill Russell, Michael Jordan) and obscure (Earl Lloyd, Holcombe Rucker), this book explores how what’s happened on the basketball court has mirrored race relations in the United States—and often preceded changes off of it.
The World of Patience Gromes
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,830. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2011 by Cune Press. Category: Nonfiction » History » Africa
"Without seeming to try, The World of Patience Gromes contributes as much to our understanding of the modern black inner-city as any book written in this decade." - Wall Street Journal
African American Core Values: A Guide for Everyone
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Price: Free! Words: 43,920. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation and inspiration
A common sense plan for advancement that everyone can use...A concise survey of African American history, in the words of people who lived it...An introduction to major figures in black literature from Sojourner Truth to President Obama
Martin Luther King Jr. on Black Power and White Liberals
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,120. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
In this fascinating essay Dr. King scholar Be Scofield explores the more radical shift in King's views towards white people and racism. How did King relate to the Black Power movement? What were it's strengths and weaknesses? Was King more radical in economic terms than the BP movement? Be ready to learn some very interesting facts.
The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass essay writing and class discussion study guide
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Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 8,210. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » College Guides
This is a guide to prepare students to write decent academic papers on the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. Students will also be able to participate in class discussions at a high level after reading this short guide. Since college and high school courses use the Douglass book quite often, it is highly recommended that students hoping to earn top grades, or just to survive!
"Double Duty" Radcliffe--36 Years of PItching & Catching in the Negro Leagues
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Price: $6.50 USD. Words: 77,210. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball
"Double Duty" Radcliffe is the biography of one of the most unique baseball stars in history. Nicknamed "Double Duty" because he was an all-star pitcher and catcher, Radcliffe played from 1919-1954 in the Negro Leagues with and against the best white and black players in the world. Radcliffe's own words are intertwined with background information and interviews with more than 30 ex-teammates.
Lynching Willie
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Price: Free! Words: 3,950. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Philosophy & social aspects
The book “Lynching Willie” was written to inform today’s youth about the schemes put in place to thwart the progress of African Americans in America. We can rebuild the family structure, and focus on financial empowerment and the restoration of sound morals. Destructive thinking and behavior has overwhelmed the potential of our youth throughout the inner cities of the U.S.
Ghetto Medic: A Father in the 'Hood
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 81,090. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
The gripping true story of a Baltimore firefighter who joins the department at the height of the civil rights movement, witnesses the race riots of 1968 and battles the ensuing infernos. After the Great White Flight, Bill Hennick becomes a paramedic. He embarks on a spiritual journey as he risks his life caring for the poor in a city with one of the world's highest crime rates.