The Book of Awesome Black Americans by Monique L. Jones audiobook

The Book of Awesome Black Americans: Scientific Pioneers, Trailblazing Entrepreneurs, Barrier-Breaking Activists and Afro-Futurists

by Monique L. Jones

Blackstone Publishing 9781642501476

The Book of Awesome Series: Book 2

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • Available on 04/15/2020

    ISBN: 9781094103709

  • Available on 04/15/2020

    ISBN: 9781094103693

  • Available on 04/15/2020

    ISBN: 9781094103716

Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Making a Better America

Black Americans who have shaped their country and beyond: We are familiar with a handful of African Americans who are mentioned in American history books, but there are also countless others who do not get recognized in mainstream media. Their actions may not have appeared to shake the world, but their contributions to shifting American culture were just as groundbreaking.

There’s more than one way to make a difference: The achievements of the Black Americans included in this book range from athletic to artistic, literary to scientific. Their biographies vary greatly, but each one contributes to the course of Black history and its influence on the greater world. Their stories encourage listeners, especially teenage boys and girls, to find their own path to change.

Celebrate the successes made possible by diversity: African Americans have made history by challenging and changing the American landscape. This was accomplished not by shedding layers of originality, but by wearing their colors proudly and openly in the world. Growth has been made possible by a resistance to conformity and a fusing of cultures, African and American alike.

Monique L. Jones’s The Book of Awesome Black Americans is more than a Black history book. It’s a celebration of Black people. In this book, you will find

  • amazing role models who brought on change by using their gifts and passions to overcome societal barriers;
  • stories mainstream media failed to mention that are sure to inspire, motivate, and educate listeners of all backgrounds; and
  • testimonies that demonstrate how American culture thrives when it celebrates diversity and promotes inclusiveness.

If you enjoyed books such as 100 African-Americans Who Shaped American History, Bedtime Inspirational Stories, or Becca Anderson’s The Book of Awesome Women, then The Book of Awesome Black Americans should be your next read!

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

The Book of Awesome Black Americans belongs on every coffee table in America. Monique Jones packs her book with astonishing stories of bravery, grit, and joy. The anecdotes of overlooked personalities and heroes will ensure you never look at history the same again. Who says history has to be boring?” Li Lai, founder of Mediaversity Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Monique L. Jones

Author Bio: Monique L. Jones

Monique Jones is an entertainment and pop culture writer, media critic, and TV/Film reviewer. Jones has graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Communications Studies from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and has written for ShockYa, TV Equals, Racialicious, Black Girl Nerds, The Nerds of Color, Tor, Ebony, Entertainment Weekly, SlashFilm, The Birmingham Times, and The Miami New Times. She also writes about pop culture and media as it relates to race, culture, and representation at colorwebmag.com.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English