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Freedom like sunlight : praisesongs for Black Americans

Author: J Patrick Lewis
Publisher: Mankato, Minn. : Creative Editions, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents poems and brief biographical notes about such well-known African Americans as: Arthur Ashe, Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Louis Armstrong, Martin Luther King, Jr., "Satchel" Paige, Rosa Parks, Langston Hughes, Jesse Owens, Marian Anderson, Malcolm X, Wilma Rudolph, and Billie Holiday.
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Genre/Form: Biography Juvenile poetry
Juvenile poetry
Poetry
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J Patrick Lewis
ISBN: 1568461631 9781568461632 1568461380 9781568461380 0898123828 9780898123821
OCLC Number: 40354772
Description: 40 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
Contents: Contents: The man who became a word: Arthur Ashe --
Harriet Tubman speaks : Harriet Tubman --
"Ain't I a woman?" : Sojourner Truth --
Nickel-a-bucket tune : Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong --
"How long? Not long..." : Martin Luther King, Jr. --
"Father Time is coming" : Leroy "Satchel" Paige --
The many and the few : Rosa Parks --
Because my mouth is wide with laughter : Langston Hughes --
"I decided...to stay up in the air forever" : Jesse Owens --
Baby contralto : Marian Anderson --
My people : Malcolm X --
The black gazelle : Wilma Rudolph --
Lady Day : Billie Holiday.
Responsibility: J. Patrick Lewis ; [illustrations] John Thompson.

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Presents poems and brief biographical notes about such well-known African Americans as: Arthur Ashe, Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Louis Armstrong, Martin Luther King, Jr., "Satchel" Paige, Rosa Parks, Langston Hughes, Jesse Owens, Marian Anderson, Malcolm X, Wilma Rudolph, and Billie Holiday.

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