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Carter G. Woodson: The Father of Black History Library Binding – Sep 1991


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Product Details

  • Library Binding: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Enslow Publishers (September 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0894903098
  • ISBN-13: 978-0894903090
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 18.4 x 21.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 249 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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From School Library Journal

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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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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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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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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