The ABCs of Black History

The ABCs of Black History

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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

B is for Beautiful, Brave, and Bright And for a Book that takes a Bold journey through the alphabet of Black history and culture.

Letter by letter, The ABCs of Black History celebrates a story that spans continents and centuries, triumph and heartbreak, creativity and joy.

It's a story of big ideas--P is for Power, S is for Science and Soul. Of significant moments--G is for Great Migration. Of iconic figures--H is for Zora Neale Hurston, X is for Malcom X. It's an ABC book like no other, and a story of hope and love.

In addition to rhyming text, the book includes back matter with information on the events, places, and people mentioned in the poem, from Mae Jemison to W. E. B. Du Bois, Fannie Lou Hamer to Sam Cooke, and the Little Rock Nine to DJ Kool Herc.



Author: Rio Cortez
Publisher: Workman Publishing
Published: 12/08/2020
Pages: 64
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.04lbs
Size: 9.10h x 9.20w x 0.60d
ISBN: 9781523507498
Audience: Ages 9-12

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 10/15/2020
Booklist 11/01/2020 pg. 50
Publishers Weekly 12/07/2020

About the Author
Rio Cortez is a writer and Pushcart-nominated poet who has received fellowships from Poet's House, Cave Canem, and CantoMundo foundations. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in the Los Angeles Review of Books, The New Yorker, and Prairie Schooner, among others. Rio writes and lives in Harlem where she works as a bookseller and buyer for the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

Lauren Semmer is an artist, children's book illustrator, and designer. She studied drawing at St. Paul College of Visual Arts and art history at New York University. Lauren's bright and charming work is featured on everything from kid's wall art to children's apparel. She lives in Manhattan with her family.