Portraits of African-American heroes / Tonya Bolden ; paintings by Ansel Pitcairn.

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    • Publication Information:
      1st ed.
    • Content Notes:
      Frederick Douglass -- Matthew Henson -- W.E.B. Du Bois -- Mary McLeod Bethune -- Bessie Coleman -- Paul Robeson -- Satchel Paige -- Thurgood Marshall -- Pauli Murray -- Joe Louis -- Gwendolyn Brooks -- Jacob Lawrence -- Dizzy Gillespie -- Shirley Chisholm -- Malcolm X -- Martin Luther King, Jr. -- Charlayne Hunter-Gault -- Judith Jamison -- Ruth Simmons -- Ben Carson.
    • Notes:
      Includes bibliographical references (p. 88).
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    • ABNT:
      BOLDEN, T.; PITCAIRN, A. Portraits of African-American heroes. 1st ed. [s. l.]: Dutton Children’s Books, 2003. ISBN 0525470433. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.158224. Acesso em: 22 out. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Bolden T, Pitcairn A. Portraits of African-American Heroes. 1st ed. Dutton Children’s Books; 2003. Accessed October 22, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.158224
    • APA:
      Bolden, T., & Pitcairn, A. (2003). Portraits of African-American heroes (1st ed.). Dutton Children’s Books.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Bolden, Tonya, and Ansel Pitcairn. 2003. Portraits of African-American Heroes. 1st ed. Dutton Children’s Books. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.158224.
    • Harvard:
      Bolden, T. and Pitcairn, A. (2003) Portraits of African-American heroes. 1st ed. Dutton Children’s Books. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.158224 (Accessed: 22 October 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Bolden, T & Pitcairn, A 2003, Portraits of African-American heroes, 1st ed., Dutton Children’s Books, viewed 22 October 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Bolden, Tonya, and Ansel Pitcairn. Portraits of African-American Heroes. 1st ed., Dutton Children’s Books, 2003. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.158224.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Bolden, Tonya, and Ansel Pitcairn. Portraits of African-American Heroes. 1st ed. Dutton Children’s Books, 2003. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.158224.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Bolden T, Pitcairn A. Portraits of African-American heroes [Internet]. 1st ed. Dutton Children’s Books; 2003 [cited 2020 Oct 22]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.158224


Booklist Monthly Selections - # 2 March 2004

Gr. 3-5. Well known for her books on notable personalities, among them The Book of African American Women (1997), Bolden offers another winning collection of 20 biographical essays. From Dizzy Gillespie and W. E. B. Du Bois to Gwendolyn Brooks and Judith Jamison, the collection ranges from historical to contemporary figures who made their mark in fields as diverse as athletics, politics, science, and the arts. Each profile lists expected biographical information, but offers even more by way of keen insights into a subject's personality based on interviews and information drawn from personal memoirs. Readers get a sense of the childhood dreams of journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault, for instance, when they learn that comic-strip ace Brenda Starr first stirred Hunter-Gault's desire to report the news. Pitcairn's beautifully rendered sepia-toned portraits make each subject jump from the page, beckoning children to come ever closer and learn. Source notes and a suggested reading list are appended. ((Reviewed March 15, 2004)) Copyright 2004 Booklist Reviews.

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2004 Fall

Twenty profiles focus on how each person overcame obstacles in order to reach his or her goals. A fluid writing style and the range of personalities--from Frederick Douglass to Joe Louis to Judith Jamison--will appeal to a wide audience. Pitcairn's paintings bring these heroes to life. Reading list, source notes. Copyright 2004 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

PW Reviews 2004 February #1

A number of nonfiction texts give voice to important historical events and figures. Visually captivating and rich in detail, Portraits of African-American Heroes by Tonya Bolden, illus. by Ansel Pitcairn, traces the lives and achievements of 10 iconic African-Americans. Bolden selects men and women from periods throughout American history, from Frederick Douglass and W.E.B. Du Bois to Malcolm X and Ruth Simmons. Pitcairn captures the heroic personages of Bolden's subjects, activists and artists, intellectuals and explorers in b&w paintings (a portrait of Matthew Henson depicts him, fittingly, with a parka, as he accompanied Admiral Peary; they were the first two explorers to set foot on the North Pole). Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.