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The ABCs of Black history  Cover Image Book Book

The ABCs of Black history / words by Rio Cortez ; pictures by Lauren Semmer.

Cortez, Rio, (author.). Semmer, Lauren, (illustrator.).



"B is for Beautiful, Brave, and Bright! And for a Book that takes a Bold journey through the alphabet of Black history and culture. Letter by letter, The ABCs of Black History celebrates a story that spans continents and centuries, triumph and heartbreak, creativity and joy. It's a story of big ideas--P is for Power, S is for Science and Soul. Of significant moments--G is for Great Migration. Of iconic figures--H is for Zora Neale Hurston, X is for Malcom X. It's an ABC book like no other, and a story of hope and love. In addition to rhyming text, the book includes back matter with information on the events, places, and people mentioned in the poem, from Mae Jemison to W. E. B. Du Bois, Fannie Lou Hamer to Sam Cooke, and the Little Rock Nine to DJ Kool Herc"-- Provided by publisher.

Item details

  • ISBN: 9781523507498
  • ISBN: 1523507497
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations, color map ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Workman Publishing Co., Inc., [2020]

Contents / Notes

Target Audience Note:
Ages 5 and up Workman Publishing Co., Inc.
Grades 2-3 Workman Publishing Co., Inc.
Subject: African Americans > History > Juvenile literature.
African Americans > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Alphabet books > Juvenile literature.
African Americans > History.
African Americans > Biography.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / United States / African American.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Concepts / Alphabet.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional.
African Americans.
Alphabet books.
Genre: Biographies.
Juvenile works.
Instructional and educational works.
Picture books.

Currently available copies

  • 64 / 83 copies available at PINES (Show)
  • 0 / 0 copies available at Flint River Regional Library System
  • 0 / 0 copies available at Peachtree City Library


  • 4 current holds
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