Great African Americans: Books for Independent Readers
The day a slave was freed was his or her Day of Jubilee. Listen to the stories of how some of those days came to be.
As a fourteen-year-old he was Malcolm Little, the president of his class and a top student. At sixteen he was hustling tips at a Boston nightclub. In Harlem he was known as Detroit Red, a slick street operator.
In a warm, personal voice, Tonya Bolden explores what it has meant to be young and black in America.
On November 14, 1960, a tiny, six-year-old black child, surrounded by federal marshals, walked through a mob of screaming segregationists and into her school. From where she sat in the school's office, Ruby Bridges could see parents marching through the halls and taking their children out of classrooms.
This historical novel, set in 1858 (pre- Civil War) parallels the separate but profoundly related life experiences of two girls: Lucy feels stifled by her uptight, upper-middle-class life in Boston and wishes she could leave it forever; Afrika, a slave, is desperately searching for a way to find freedom and de