Each day features a different influential figure in African-American history, from Crispus Attucks, the first man shot in the Boston Massacre, sparking the Revolutionary War, to Madame C. J. Walker, who after years of adversity became the wealthiest black woman in the country, as well as one of the wealthiest black Americans, to Barack Obama, the country's first African-American president.
With powerful illustrations by Shane Evans, this is a completely unique look at the importance and influence of African Americans on the history of this country.
About the Author
Charles Smith Jr. is a celebrated author, poet, and photographer. He has created more than twenty books, including award-winning book Twelve Rounds to Glory: The Story of Muhammad Ali and Black Jack: The Ballad of Jack Johnson. He currently lives in Poughkeepsie, New York, with his wife, Gillian, and three kids, Sabine, Adrian, and Sebastian.
Shane W. Evans has illustrated numerous books for children, including Black Jack: The Ballad of Jack Johnson, Underground, winner of the Coretta Scott King Award, and We March, recipient of three starred reviews and named a Jane Addams Honor Book, all for Roaring Brook Press. He lives with his family in Kansas City, Missouri.