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Black Trailblazers

30 Courageous Visionaries Who Broke Boundaries, Made a Difference, and Paved the Way

Illustrated by Joelle Avelino
Published by Andrews McMeel Publishing
Distributed by Simon & Schuster


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About The Book

A gorgeously illustrated compendium of 30 black luminaries who changed the world.

Thirty bite-sized biographies of black thinkers, activists, and innovators with beautiful full-color illustrations throughout. Black Trailblazers is an illustrated inspiration for children that gives these important figures their due, highlighting their work to make our world a brighter, better place. An appealing blend of history, quotes from the figures themselves, and gorgeous visuals, this book will educate, entertain, and inspire.

Including luminaries such as:
  • Madam C. J. Walker
  • James Baldwin
  • Shirley Chisolm
  • Dick Gregory
  • Nina Simone
  • Thurgood Marshall
  • Misty Copeland
  • ...and many more!

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The Children’s Book Counsel: Notable Social Studies List
Black Trailblazers included in the 2023 Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People.
This is “an annual reading list of exceptional books for use in social studies classrooms, selected by social studies educators.”
(CBC, The Children’s Book Counsel)

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