New Release Books by Arlisha Norwood

Arlisha Norwood is the author of Black Heroes: A Black History Book for Kids: 51 Inspiring People from Ancient Africa to Modern-Day U.S.A. (2021), Black Heroes: A Black History Book for Kids: 50 Inspiring People from Ancient Africa to Modern-Day U.S.A. (2020), The Story of Ruby Bridges (2021) and The History of Juneteenth (2022).

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Black Heroes: A Black History Book for Kids: 51 Inspiring People from Ancient Africa to Modern-Day U.S.A.

release date: Sep 07, 2021
Black Heroes: A Black History Book for Kids: 51 Inspiring People from Ancient Africa to Modern-Day U.S.A.
"Take an exciting journey through Black history with dozens of inspiring biographies for kids. From the queens and pharaohs of ancient Egypt to modern-day scientists, athletes, and journalists, discover the lives of black leaders and role models throughout history. Black Heroes: a Black History Book for Kids is packed with 51 brief and engaging biographies of inspiring figures from Africa, the United States, and around the world. Learn about how these outstanding individuals followed their passion, created lasting change, and paved the way for generations of future leaders."--Back of book.

Black Heroes: A Black History Book for Kids: 50 Inspiring People from Ancient Africa to Modern-Day U.S.A.

release date: Jul 07, 2020
Black Heroes: A Black History Book for Kids: 50 Inspiring People from Ancient Africa to Modern-Day U.S.A.
Take an exciting journey through black history with dozens of inspiring biographies for kids From the rulers of ancient Egypt to modern-day scientists, athletes, and journalists, discover the lives of black leaders and role models throughout history. Black Heroes: A Black History Book for Kids is packed with 50 biographies of inspiring figures from Africa, the United States, and around the world. Explore the stories of well-known people like Rosa Parks and Barack Obama, and lesser-known figures like Rebecca Lee Crumpler, the first African-American doctor, and Benjamin Banneker, an astronomer and mathematician. This vibrant black history book for kids makes it fun to learn about how these individuals created lasting change and paved the way for future leaders. Black Heroes: A Black History Book for Kids includes: Civil rights heroes--Meet world-changing activists like Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Stars of the arts--Learn about artists like musician Louis Armstrong, dancer Josephine Baker, and poet Langston Hughes in this unique black history book for kids. Scientists and pioneers--Read the adventures of aviator Bessie Coleman, astronaut Katherine Johnson, and biologist Ernest Just. How will the outstanding role models inside Black Heroes: A Black History Book for Kids inspire you?

The Story of Ruby Bridges

release date: Jul 20, 2021
The Story of Ruby Bridges
Discover the life of Ruby Bridges--a story about bravery and breaking down barriers for kids ages 6 to 9 Ruby Bridges was the first Black student to attend an all-white public school in the southern United States. Before she helped desegregate schools and change the course of history, Ruby had a simple childhood. She was a happy girl who helped take care of her younger siblings and loved to play outside. Her life changed when she was chosen to attend William Frantz Elementary, where she became a civil rights leader at a very young age. Explore how Ruby went from being a thoughtful girl growing up in Mississippi to a national leader in the fight for equality. The Story of Ruby Bridges includes: Core curriculum--Learn the Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How of Ruby's life, and take a quick quiz to test your knowledge. Her lasting legacy--Explore how Ruby Bridges made the world a better place for future generations, including you! Word definitions--Discover easy-to-understand explanations of some of the more advanced words and ideas inside the book. How will Ruby's courage inspire you?

The History of Juneteenth

release date: Jan 01, 2022
The History of Juneteenth
"On June 19, 1865, a Union soldier traveled to Texas to tell the enslaved people who lived there that they were free--that slavery was now illegal in every state. The people danced and sang in celebration of their freedom. Today, we pay tribute to this historical day with a special holiday on June 19 called Juneteenth. This colorfully illustrated story takes kids on an exciting journey through all the events that led up to the first Juneteenth, the day itself, and the impact it had on the future of the United States."--
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