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28 Days: Moments in Black History that Changed the World (Hardcover)

28 Days: Moments in Black History that Changed the World By Charles R. Smith, Jr., Shane W. Evans (Illustrator) Cover Image
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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.

About the Author


Charles R. Smith Jr. is a celebrated author, poet, and photographer. He has created more than twenty books, including Twelve Rounds to Glory: The Story of Muhammad Ali, a 2008 Coretta Scott King Honor Book and a 2008 Norman Sugarman Best Biography Honor Book and Chameleon, his first novel for young adults. He currently lives in Poughkeepsie, New York with his wife Gillian and three kids, Sabine, Adrian and Sebastian.

Shane W. Evans has created pictures for over 50 books for children, including Why?, Mixed Me!, and My Friend! He has worked with authors including Shaquille O'Neal, Andrea Davis Pinkney, and Holly Robinson Peete. His awards and honors include Jane Addams Honor Book awards for Lillian's Right to Vote and We March; and the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award for Underground: Finding the Light to Freedom, all of which he wrote and illustrated. Shane also received an NAACP Image Award for his collaborative work with the Peete family on My Brother Charlie. Follow him at: shaneevans.com & dreamstudio777.com

Praise For…


“* 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

Product Details
ISBN: 9781596438200
ISBN-10: 1596438207
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Publication Date: January 13th, 2015
Pages: 56
Language: English