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Pathblazers

64 pages
5 ½" by 8 ½"

Cloth - $12.95
ISBN 0-940880-35-0
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ISBN 0-940880-36-9
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ISBN 0-940880-54-7
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Pathblazers

Eight People who Made a Difference

by Marilyn K. Fullen
Illustrated by Selma Waldman

Part of the Contributions Series, books documenting the contributions to our country's history of African-Americans, women, and other people under-represented in most writings in the area. Workbooks are available for classroom or personal use. Written at a 4th to 6th grade reading level, these titles are also ideal for adult new readers.

Fullen's anecdotal prose and Waldman's powerful drawings bring to life eight African-Americans who opened doors and made important contributions in all areas of life. We meet Septima Clark, the teacher called the mother of the civil rights movement, and two of her children in spirit, James Forman and Andrew Young. Barbara Jordan was one of the first African-Americans in the Texas state senate and Thurgood Marshall was the first African-American ever to be a justice of the Supreme Court. The arts are also given voice: Fullen tells us of the brilliant poet Gwendolyn Brooks, the dazzling cabaret dancer Josephine Baker, and Jester Hairston, who brought the haunting slave songs of his ancestors to choirs everywhere.

Marilyn K. Fullen is the director of a transitional housing program for homeless women and their children in Seattle, Washington. Her short stories have appeared in Earth's Daughters, Common Ground and Morena, a Journal for Women of Color. As a writer, she knows that the only way to freedom is to teach the truth; she is committed to telling the story.

Selma Waldman commits her life to the pursuit of social justice. Her drawings documenting liberation struggles have been published in the US, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, China, Cuba, and India. Her works are in the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C.; the Judah L. Magnes Museum, Berkeley, California; the Jüdische Abteilung of the Berlin Museum; and the Memorial Terezin Ghetto Museum, Czechoslovakia. She lives in Seattle, Washington.

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The superb illustrations make Pathblazers a book with no age limit. This book opens new horizons for young and old alike.
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