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Black Stars of Civil War Times

Black Stars

by Jim Haskins


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Discover why young people all over the country are reading the Black Stars biographies of African American heroes.

Here is what you want to know about the lives of brave black men and women during the Civil War and Reconstruction:

dr. alexander t. augusta

thomas "blind tom" greene bethune

james bland

senator blanche kelso bruce

francis louis cardozo

major martin robison delany

frederick douglass

sarah mapps douglass

sergeant major christian a. fleetwood

charlotte forten grimke

frances e. w. harper

elizabeth keckley

elijah mccoy

john p. parker

governor pinckney benton stewart pinchback

dr. charles burleigh purvis

congressman robert smalls

sojourner truth

harriet tubman

lieutenant peter vogelsang

booker t. washington

sergeant george washington williams

granville t. woods

"The books in the Black Stars series are the types of books that would have really captivated me as a kid."

-Earl G. Graves, Black Enterprise magazine

"Inspiring stories that demonstrate what can happen when ingenuity and tenacity are paired with courage and hard work."

-Black Books Galore! Guide to Great African American Children's Books

"Haskins has chosen his subjects well . . . catching a sense of the enormous obstacles they had to overcome. . . . Some names are familiar, but most are little-known whom Haskins elevates to their rightful place in history."


"The broad coverage makes this an unusual resource-a jumping-off point for deeper studies."

-Horn Book

Publication Details

John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
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Black Stars


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