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Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America    by Andrea Davis Pinkney & Brian Pinkney order for
Hand in Hand
by Andrea Davis Pinkney
Order:  USA  Can
Hyperion, 2012 (2012)
Hardcover, e-Book
* *   Reviewed by Bob Walch

The stories of ten men who had a hand in changing the course of American history are presented in this book. From the Colonial period to the present, these individuals left their mark in various ways.

Benjamin Banneker was an astronomer. Frederick Douglas was a fiery orator who spoke out against slavery. Booker T. Washington made the Tuskegee Institute one of the most respected universities in the country, and W. E. B. DuBois was one of the founders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

Other men discussed in the book include A. Philip Randolph, Thurgood Marshall, Jackie Robinson, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Barack Obama.

Each biography features full-color illustrations. And besides addressing the childhood influences of each individual the author creates a sense of the time and place where each lived and addresses the person's motivations and accomplishments.

Although this book is aimed at readers in their early teens, it will be of interest to many adults as well.

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