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Gorilla Jones
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,700. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing
Gorilla Jones was from Memphis, Tennessee. Early on he fought in the border region between Louisiana and Texas. Later his career blossomed under the tutelage of Suey Welch, an Akron, Ohio promoter. His career lasted two decades, from 1920-1940. Jones was a skilled fighter could find weaknesses in his opponents. Against Sammy Slaughter in 1933 he scored a knockout with a short right uppercut.
Jack McVey Welterweight Boxer From Georgia
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,440. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing
Jack McVey fought in some of the best venues of his era, including bouts against Sailor Freedman at Yankee Stadium, in 1926, and another against KO Phil Kaplan at the Queensboro Stadium on Long Island in 1928. It was an era of discrimination when a black fighter like McVey was booed relentlessly during his fights. Jack has been compared to Elbows McFadden, i.e. all gloves, elbows and forearms.
Doll Rafferty
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,300. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing, Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
Originally from Chicago Doll Rafferty came to prominence in Milwaukee as a pupil of former fight great Joe Gans. He was also trained by former lightweight champion Pinkey Williams. Doll's best punch was a right and he ascended the lightweight ladder for a time, before peaking around 1947. My book looks at his fights, family, untimely death and contains a detailed list of his opponents & fights.
The Wit and Wisdom of Maya Angelou
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,440. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Quotations, Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
Maya Angelou is a poet and award-winning author known for her acclaimed memoir I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and her numerous poetry and essay collections.
The Wit and Wisdom of Martin Luther King Jr.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,830. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Quotations, Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
In this book, we look back on Martin Luther King, Jr. We will explore King's personality, values, principles, and work ethic. This is more than about him being famous, this is about the lessons he's learned throughout his life. His secrets will be revealed once and for all.
Josephine Baker
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,840. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts
Josephine Baker was exiled from Paris after making a critical comment about a Nazi official's pet cheetah. In south France she found herself without an alternative until she wired a friend in Paris to send her a lucky rabbit's foot that she had kept from her time in New York City. Her luck changed soon after the talisman was returned. My e-book was researched from newspapers of the 20th century.
The Unheard Voices
Price: Free! Words: 5,320. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
This book takes the reader into the minds of Asian immigrants and what prompted them to come to America.
Kid Gavilan World Welterweight Boxing Champion
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,920. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing, Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
The 1950s was an era of great boxing and Kid Gavilan was one of the most talented of the welterweights. He beat Johnny Bratton on May 18, 1951 to win the welterweight title left vacant by Sugar Ray Robinson. This was an era when black and whites did not meet in the ring in states like Florida. In fact Gavilan's bout with Bobby Dykes in 1952 was the first mixed race fight in the Sunshine State.
Hope: A Memoir of Survival in Cleveland by Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, Mary Jordan, Kevin Sullivan... Summarized by J.J. Holt
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,670. Language: American English. Published: May 24, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
This is a Summary of "Hope: A Memoir of Survival in Cleveland by Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, Mary Jordan, Kevin Sullivan"... Summarized by J.J. Holt
April Showers Always Bring Musical Showers: NaPoWriMo 2015
Price: Free! Words: 4,050. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration, Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
This is the second volume of T.C. Harrison’s NaPoWriMo series. Once again, each of the 30 poems were written each day during the month of April and are reactionary pieces inspired by the author's feelings, reflections, life experiences and the daily events that took place throughout the month. Like the previous year, each poem is meant to inspire the reader as well as reflect
Famous Social Reformers & Revolutionaries 3: Lech Wałęsa
Series: Famous Social Reformers & Revolutionaries. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,680. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Social scientists & psychologists, Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
Walesa was a simple electrician who had started his work at Lenin Shipyard. Having worked there for some time and having experienced the poor working conditions, he became a dissident trade-union activist.
Two Drinks At A Night's Waltz
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,990. Language: Simple English. Published: October 23, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
"The afternoon hadn't started like this."
Mother Teresa (A Brief Biography)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,250. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2014 by Mahesh Dutt Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Social scientists & psychologists, Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
Mother Teresa was able to start an open air school and established a home for the destitute who were dying unattended in the city. For this, she was able to convince the city authorities to donate her dilapidated building.
I Didn't Know Biomedical Engineering Was an Option
Price: Free! Words: 8,480. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2014. Categories: Essay » Sociology, Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
This book gives one woman's perspective, from personal experience, on the lack of minority group representation in the STEM fields.
When Chalk Is More Valuable Than Gold
Price: Free! Words: 4,990. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
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The inspiring true story of how Frederick Douglass learned to read and write, in his own words.
Great Indian
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,760. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2014 by Mahesh Dutt Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
Gandhiji was very simple even in his childhood. He never fought with anyone and did not life to play much. He used to climb trees and admire nature. One day he was sitting on the branch of a tree. His elder brother came near him and pulled his legs down.
Against Heavy Odds
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,030. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2013 by Fideli Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography, Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
Against Heavy Odds is the story of how little guy Eddie Swanson ended up becoming a world champion power lifter. This “little guy makes it big” tale will make you an Eddie Swanson fan and have you cheering for all the things he stands for in life.
Clara Luper: Civil Rights Pioneer
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,260. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color, Nonfiction » History » Social history
Though a school teacher by profession and proud of it, Clara Luper courageously began early in her career a life-long battle against racism. She made local and national news in 1958 when she organized a small group of teenagers (including her own children) and led them in a sit-in a drugstore diner which did not serve Black people. They persisted, day after day, and were successful.
Tamales for Sale: The Untold Story of an Immigrant Family
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,350. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Other biographies, Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
The short biography of the struggles a real, undocumented family faced in the United States and the unlikely road they travelled to success.
Hakuna Matata
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 15,750. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
Imagine being 3 years old and losing your entire family to war. This is the story, in his own words, of one of the Lost Boys of the Sudan. Manyang tells how he survived a refugee camp by scavenging for food and shelter. He describes growing up without adult guidance or help. Since coming to America at age 15 he has become a success story as the Founder of Humanity Helping Sudan Project.

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