Synopses & Reviews
Coretta Scott Kingand#151;author, activist, and civil rights leader
From her childhood encounters with discrimination to her activism as an adult, Coretta Scott King dreamed of finding a place where people were treated equally. This compelling biography tells the story of how she came to stand up against prejudice and violence during the African-American Civil Rights Movement.
"A readable account of the life of Coretta Scott King... this biography shows her to be a courageous woman who can stand on her own merit, and not just as the wife of one of the world's most well-known men."
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About theand#160;Women of Our Time series:
International in scope, the Women of Our Time series of biographies cover a wide range of personalities in a variety fields. More than a history lesson, these books offer carefully documented life stories that will inform, inspire, and engage.
Poet, writer, activist, entertainer, professor: Maya Angelou is all of these. Based in part on Maya's autobiography, this book presents an inspiring story of an extraordinary woman. Photos.
Poet, writer, activist, entertainer, professor: Maya Angelou is all of these. Her remarkable story includes a childhood trauma, a leading role in an opera, her activism in the civil rights movement, and her devotion to poetry, writing, and teaching to promote the cause of all African-Americans. Based in part on Maya's autobiography, this is the inspiring story of an extraordinary woman.
"Pettit makes [Angelou's] stirring story accessible...while retaining a strong sense of Angelou's personal voice. --Booklist
About the Author
Angela Shelf Medearis is the author multipleand#160;books for children on African-American history. She has also written several cookbooks including The Kitchen Diva's Diabetic Cookbook: 150 Healthy, Delicious Recipes for Diabetics and Those Who Dine with Them. She lives in Austin, Texas.