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Carter G. Woodson: The Father of Black History [Library Binding]

Patricia C. McKissack , Fredrick L. McKissack
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September 1991 Great African Americans
Simple text and illustrations describe the life and accomplishments of the man who first pioneered the study of black history.

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Grade 2-4-- Five biographies that have simplified vocabularies, large print, and plenty of black-and-white photographs and illustrations. Throughout the texts, words printed in boldface type are explained in the ``Words to Know'' sections. The selection of words seems capricious, and the definitions simplistic to the point of inaccuracy (e.g., freedom is defined as ``the power to make choices and decisions with responsibility''). The liberal use of exclamation points and choppy sentences lend an old-fashioned primer quality to the books, as in the Frederick Douglass volume: ``Freedom was always on his mind. He wanted to run! Run! Run! His friends said wait. He needed a plan.'' There is a strong need for black history books for young readers, and even with their flaws, these are a step in the right direction. --Anna DeWind, Milwaukee Public Library
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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4.0 out of 5 stars expose your children to this hero! Aug. 21 2001
By Wyslawa
Format:Library Binding
unfortunately, carter g. woodson does not grace the halls of african-american history like the names harriet tubman, fredric douglass or sojourner truth. but he should! this book is a fresh start to those parents and <b>teachers</b> interested in teaching their children about the legacy of Carter G. Woodson - the world-renowned historian and creator of African American history month. the vocabulary section at the end of the book is helpful and can be used as a classroom teaching tool. my only complaint is the "amateurish" format of this book -- perhaps colour pictures or a more refined font would have been a better choice.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent biography Sept. 27 2012
By M. Heiss - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Library Binding
Carter G. Woodson was admirably dedicated to teaching and preserving tha accomplishments of Black Americans. HIs is a name and career worth remembering. Great biography. Vocabulary is simple enough for early grades and the book offers nice, large photographs. Great choice for our kids.
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4.0 out of 5 stars expose your children to this hero! Aug. 21 2001
By Wyslawa - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Library Binding
unfortunately, carter g. woodson does not grace the halls of african-american history like the names harriet tubman, fredric douglass or sojourner truth. but he should! this book is a fresh start to those parents and <b>teachers</b> interested in teaching their children about the legacy of Carter G. Woodson - the world-renowned historian and creator of African American history month. the vocabulary section at the end of the book is helpful and can be used as a classroom teaching tool. my only complaint is the "amateurish" format of this book -- perhaps colour pictures or a more refined font would have been a better choice.
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