12 Books Published by Enslow Publishing LLC on Our Site — Book Cover Mosaic

Click for more detail about Madam C.J. Walker: Inventor and Millionaire (Famous African Americans) by Patricia C. McKissack and Fredrick McKissack Madam C.J. Walker: Inventor and Millionaire (Famous African Americans)

by Patricia C. McKissack and Fredrick McKissack
Enslow Publishing (Jan 01, 2013)
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”Don’t wait for opportunities to come . . . get up and make them!” said Madam C. J. Walker. She rose from laundry woman to become America’s first black woman millionaire. Born in poverty, Walker set her sights on a better life and made her fortune by developing hair care and beauty products specially formulated for African Americans. As her wealth and influence grew, she also channeled her energies into working for civil rights and social change. This real-life rags-to-riches story comes to life in an engaging narrative by the McKissacks.


Click for more detail about Ida B. Wells-Barnett: Fighter for Justice by Patricia C. Mckissack Ida B. Wells-Barnett: Fighter for Justice

by Patricia C. Mckissack
Enslow Elementary (Jan 01, 2013)
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Ida B. Wells-Barnett rose from her roots in slavery to become an outspoken voice for her people. She was an important and influential journalist at a time in history when few women had careers. Using the power of her writing, she launched the first anti-lynching campaign and gained worldwide attention for this cause.


Click for more detail about Jesse Owens: I Always Loved Running (African-American Biographies (Enslow)) by Jeff Burlingame Jesse Owens: I Always Loved Running (African-American Biographies (Enslow))

by Jeff Burlingame
Enslow Publishing (Mar 01, 2011)
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In 1936, in front of 110,000 spectators at the Olympic Stadium in Germany, Jesse Owens blew away the competition in the 100-meter final to claim the title of “World’s Fastest Man.” He won the gold medal in front of Germany’s brutal dictator, Adolf Hitler, defying the Nazi leader’s racist ideology. Owens won three more gold medals at the Olympics and returned to the United States a hero. Author Jeff Burlingame explores the life of one of the greatest and most influential athletes in American history, from his humble childhood to his legacy on and off the track.


Click for more detail about When the Children Marched: The Birmingham Civil Rights Movement (Prime) by Robert H. Mayer When the Children Marched: The Birmingham Civil Rights Movement (Prime)

by Robert H. Mayer
Enslow Publishing (Feb 01, 2008)
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Referred to as the “most segregated city in America,” Birmingham, Alabama, became a hotbed for civil rights activity in the early 1960s. Great African-American leaders, including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth, helped lead the civil rights movement in the city. In Birmingham, African-American youth marched, sang, and spoke out against segregation. Although they faced police dogs and fire hoses, they offered non-violent resistance and did not back down. WHEN THE CHILDREN MARCHED explores the civil rights leaders who organized the movement and the brave children and teens at the heart of the fight.


Click for more detail about Cesar Chavez: A Voice for Farmworkers (Latino Biography Library) by Barbara C. Cruz Cesar Chavez: A Voice for Farmworkers (Latino Biography Library)

by Barbara C. Cruz
Enslow Publishing (Nov 01, 2005)
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Click for more detail about Alvin Ailey: Celebrating African-American Culture in Dance (African-American Biographies (Enslow)) by Barbara C. Cruz Alvin Ailey: Celebrating African-American Culture in Dance (African-American Biographies (Enslow))

by Barbara C. Cruz
Enslow Publishing (Oct 01, 2004)
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Click for more detail about The “Mississippi Burning” Civil Rights Murder Conspiracy Trial: A Headline Court Case (Headline Court Cases) by Harvey Fireside The “Mississippi Burning” Civil Rights Murder Conspiracy Trial: A Headline Court Case (Headline Court Cases)

by Harvey Fireside
Enslow Publishing (Nov 01, 2002)
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Examines the trials of the men accused of murdering three civil rights workers in Mississippi in 1964, including the Supreme Court decision to try to defendants in a federal rather than a state court and the final verdicts which marked the first time, in Mississippi, that a jury convicted white men for killing African Americans or civil rights workers.


Click for more detail about Matthew Henson: Co-Discoverer of the North Pole (African-American Biographies (Raintree Paperback)) by Laura Baskes Litwin and Luara Baskes Litwin Matthew Henson: Co-Discoverer of the North Pole (African-American Biographies (Raintree Paperback))

by Laura Baskes Litwin and Luara Baskes Litwin
Enslow Publishing (Mar 01, 2001)
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Click for more detail about Multiethnic Teens and Cultural Identity (Hot Issues) by Barbara C. Cruz Multiethnic Teens and Cultural Identity (Hot Issues)

by Barbara C. Cruz
Enslow Publishing (Jan 01, 2001)
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Discusses the many issues facing teens of multiethnic descent, including discrimination and the search for ethnic identity in an unsympathetic culture.


Click for more detail about Maya Angelou: More Than a Poet by Elaine Slivinski Lisandrelli Maya Angelou: More Than a Poet

by Elaine Slivinski Lisandrelli
Enslow Publishing (Mar 01, 1996)
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Portrays the life of this multi-faceted African-American poet, author, and educator.


Click for more detail about Carter G. Woodson: The Father of Black History (Great African Americans Series) by Patricia C. McKissack and Fredrick McKissack Carter G. Woodson: The Father of Black History (Great African Americans Series)

by Patricia C. McKissack and Fredrick McKissack
Enslow Publishing (Sep 01, 1991)
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Simple text and illustrations describe the life and accomplishments of the man who first pioneered the study of black history.


Shirley Chisholm: Teacher and Congresswoman (Contemporary Women Series)

by Catherine Scheader
Enslow Publishing (Apr 01, 1990)
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A biography of the first black woman to run for president of the United States.