Twenty-five inspiring biographical profiles span two centuries of African American historyThis lively collection of profiles tells the inspiring stories of twenty-five African American musicians: both the legendary and the forgotten musical heroes whose contributions to the industry were invaluable to those who later followed in their footsteps. Each well-rounded biography covers a musician's origins, challenges, and accomplishments. - Includes many music industry giants, as well as lesser-known names - Boxed features highlight significant achievements and provide historical anecdotes and context - Includes a timeline, index notes, a bibliography, and a glossary Eleanora E. Tate (Morehead, NC) is an award-winning children's book author. Her honors include a CBC/NCSS Notable Children's Trade Book in the Fields of Social Studies. Jim Haskins (New York, NY) is Professor of English Literature at the University of Florida, Gainesville, and the author of more than one hundred nonfiction books for young readers. His awards include the Washington Post Children's Book Award and the Coretta Scott King Book Award.
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd