Fierce 44: Black Americans Who Shook Up the World (The Fierce 44: Black Americans Who Shook Up the World)


A dynamic and hip collective biography that presents forty-four of America’s greatest movers and shakers, from Frederick Douglass to Aretha Franklin to Barack Obama, written by ESPN’s and illustrated with dazzling portraits by Rob Ball.

Meet forty-four of America’s most impressive heroes in this collective biography of African American figures authored by the team at ESPN’s

From visionaries to entrepreneurs, athletes to activists, the Fierce 44 are beacons of brilliance, perseverance, and excellence. Each short biography is accompanied by a compelling portrait by Robert Ball, whose bright, graphic art pops off the page.

Bringing household names like Serena Williams and Harriet Tubman together with lesser-known but highly deserving figures such as Robert Abbott and Dr. Charles Drew, this collection is a celebration of all that African Americans have achieved, despite everything they have had to overcome.---from the publisher

96 pages                              978-1328940629                       Ages 10 and up

Keywords:  biography, heroes, African American, athletes, social activists, standing up for yourself, finding your voice, power of the individual, role of the individual, 10 year old, 11 year old, 12 year old, careers, diverse books, diversity, role models

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