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African American Women Writers (Black Stars)

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Publisher Comments:

For more than three centuries, African American women have been famous writers. In newspapers and magazines, in speeches and plays, and in novels and poetry, these black stars have spoken out against injustice, told stories about the people and places they loved, and imagined the possibilities of the future.

Brenda Wilkinson, an acclaimed African American writer herself, brings these powerful, intelligent women to life. On these pages, you’ll meet twenty-four African American women writers whose stories and ideas helped to make American literature great. From colonial times to modern times, discover the accomplishments of these women of distinction. Learn how:

Sojourner Truth, a former slave, electrified the abolitionist and women’s rights movements. Her speech "Ain’t I a Woman?" stunned listeners with its honesty.

Frances E. W. Harper, orphaned at the age of three, grew up to write the bestselling novel by an African American in the Civil War and Reconstruction era.

Jessie Redmon Fauset, after studying French in Paris, returned to Harlem in New York City. Working with W. E. B. Du Bois, she edited The Brownies’ Book, a popular magazine for African American children.

Ann Petry, writing about black family life in the North, became the first African American author to sell a million copies of a book. She started her career as a reporter for a black newspaper.

Maya Angelou, author of the heartfelt memoir I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, wrote a poem for President Bill Clinton’s inauguration–a first for an African American and a woman.

This comprehensive collection tells the stories of these and other fascinating and surprising women writers who made their dreams a reality.

Synopsis:

Meet the black women writers who Lived Their Dreams—from the early years to modern times

Margaret Walker Alexander

Maya Angelou

Toni Cade Bambara

Gwendolyn Brooks

Octavia Butler

Lucille Clifton

Alice Moore Dunbar-Nelson

Jessie Redmon Fauset

Nikki Giovanni

Lorraine Hansberry

Frances E. W. Harper

Zora Neale Hurston

Harriet Jacobs

Audre Lord

Paule Marshall

Terry McMillan

Toni Morrison

Ann Petry

Ntozake Shange

Sojourner Truth

Alice Walker

Ida B. Wells-Barnett

Dorothy West

Phillis Wheatley

Synopsis:

Meet the black women writers who Lived Their Dreams –from the early years to modern times

Margaret Walker Alexander

Maya Angelou

Toni Cade Bambara

Gwendolyn Brooks

Octavia Butler

Lucille Clifton

Alice Moore Dunbar-Nelson

Jessie Redmon Fauset

Nikki Giovanni

Lorraine Hansberry

Frances E. W. Harper

Zora Neale Hurston

Harriet Jacobs

Audre Lord

Paule Marshall

Terry McMillan

Toni Morrison

Ann Petry

Ntozake Shange

Sojourner Truth

Alice Walker

Ida B. Wells-Barnett

Dorothy West

Phillis Wheatley

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 153-156) and index.

About the Author

BRENDA WILKINSON is a recipient of a School Library Journal Best Children's Book Award, an American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults Award, and a New York Times Book Review Outstanding Children's Book of the Year Award.

JIM HASKINS has written more than one hundred nonfiction books for young readers, including Diary of a Harlem School Teacher; his collaboration with Rosa Parks on her autobiography, Rosa Parks: My Story; The Harlem Renaissance; and Black Eagles: African Americans in Aviation. He is Professor of English at the University of Florida, Gainesville, and the winner of numerous awards, including the Washington Post Children's Book Guild Award for the body of his work, the Carter G. Woodson Award, and the Coretta Scott King Book Award.

Table of Contents

THE EARLY YEARS.

Phillis Wheatley.

Sojourner Truth.

THE CIVIL WAR YEARS AND RECONSTRUCTION.

Harriet Jacobs.

Frances E. W. Harper.

Ida B. Wells-Barnett.

INTO THE NEW CENTURY.

Jessie Redmon Fauset.

Zora Neale Hurston.

Dorothy West.

Ann Petry.

MODERN TIMES.

Margaret Walker Alexander.

Gwendolyn Brooks.

Maya Angelou.

Paule Marshall.

Lorraine Hansberry.

Toni Morrison.

Nikki Giovanni.

Alice Walker.

Octavia Butler.

Ntozake Shange.

Terry McMillan.

Chronology.

Bibliography.

Picture Credits.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780471175803
Editor:
Haskins, Jim
Author:
Haskins, Jim
Editor:
Haskins, James
Author:
Wilkinson, Brenda
Publisher:
Wiley
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Girls & Women
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Biography / Autobiography
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Literary
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - People of Color
Subject:
Afro-american authors
Subject:
American literature
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
African American women authors
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Cultural Heritage
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Literary
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Subject:
Children s History
Subject:
General
Copyright:
Series:
Black Stars
Series Volume:
1235SP
Publication Date:
December 1999
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
Children/juvenile
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
9.48x7.71x.65 in. 1.05 lbs.
Age Level:
10-14

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Product details 176 pages John Wiley & Sons - English 9780471175803 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Meet the black women writers who Lived Their Dreams—from the early years to modern times

Margaret Walker Alexander

Maya Angelou

Toni Cade Bambara

Gwendolyn Brooks

Octavia Butler

Lucille Clifton

Alice Moore Dunbar-Nelson

Jessie Redmon Fauset

Nikki Giovanni

Lorraine Hansberry

Frances E. W. Harper

Zora Neale Hurston

Harriet Jacobs

Audre Lord

Paule Marshall

Terry McMillan

Toni Morrison

Ann Petry

Ntozake Shange

Sojourner Truth

Alice Walker

Ida B. Wells-Barnett

Dorothy West

Phillis Wheatley

"Synopsis" by , Meet the black women writers who Lived Their Dreams –from the early years to modern times

Margaret Walker Alexander

Maya Angelou

Toni Cade Bambara

Gwendolyn Brooks

Octavia Butler

Lucille Clifton

Alice Moore Dunbar-Nelson

Jessie Redmon Fauset

Nikki Giovanni

Lorraine Hansberry

Frances E. W. Harper

Zora Neale Hurston

Harriet Jacobs

Audre Lord

Paule Marshall

Terry McMillan

Toni Morrison

Ann Petry

Ntozake Shange

Sojourner Truth

Alice Walker

Ida B. Wells-Barnett

Dorothy West

Phillis Wheatley

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