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The Resource Pathfinders : the journeys of 16 extraordinary Black souls, Tonya Bolden

Pathfinders : the journeys of 16 extraordinary Black souls, Tonya Bolden

Label
Pathfinders : the journeys of 16 extraordinary Black souls
Title
Pathfinders
Title remainder
the journeys of 16 extraordinary Black souls
Statement of responsibility
Tonya Bolden
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Untold numbers of black men and women in America have achieved great things against the odds. In this insightful book, award-winning author Tonya Bolden commemorates the lives of sixteen black individuals who dared to dream, take risks, and chart courses to success. They were pathfinders. In these pages you will meet Venture Smith, an African man who was enslaved in America but later bought his own freedom; Richard Potter, a magician whose methods paved the way for entertainers like Harry Houdini; Sissieretta Jones, an opera singer who captivated audiences all over the world with her enchanting voice; Katherine Johnson, a mathematician who was instrumental in putting U.S. astronauts on the moon; and other black Americans whose accomplishments were nothing short of extraordinary. -- from dust jacket
Awards note
School Library Journal's Best Books, 2017
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bolden, Tonya
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Intended audience
Age 10 to 14
Language note
Text in English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • Successful people
  • African Americans
  • Successful people
  • Noirs américains
  • Gagneurs
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION
  • African Americans
  • Successful people
  • Illustrated books
  • Biographies
  • African Americans
  • Successful people
  • United States
  • Biography
  • African Americans
  • Juvenile works
  • Successful people
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Pathfinders : the journeys of 16 extraordinary Black souls, Tonya Bolden
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Venture Smith, prince -- James Forten, entrepreneur -- Richard Potter, magician -- James McCune Smith, physician -- Mary Bowser, spy -- Allen Allensworth, town founder -- Clara Brown, pioneer -- Sissieretta Jones, concert singer -- Maggie Lena Walker, bank founder -- Charlie Wiggins, race car driver -- Eugene Bullard, combat pilot -- Oscar Micheaux, filmmaker -- Jackie Ormes, cartoonist -- Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander, economist & attorney -- Paul R. Williams, architect -- Katherine Coleman Goble Johnson, mathematician -- Epilogue -- Glossary
Control code
928751148
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
124 pages
Isbn
9781419714559
Lccn
2015043356
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 650, 655
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)928751148
Label
Pathfinders : the journeys of 16 extraordinary Black souls, Tonya Bolden
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Venture Smith, prince -- James Forten, entrepreneur -- Richard Potter, magician -- James McCune Smith, physician -- Mary Bowser, spy -- Allen Allensworth, town founder -- Clara Brown, pioneer -- Sissieretta Jones, concert singer -- Maggie Lena Walker, bank founder -- Charlie Wiggins, race car driver -- Eugene Bullard, combat pilot -- Oscar Micheaux, filmmaker -- Jackie Ormes, cartoonist -- Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander, economist & attorney -- Paul R. Williams, architect -- Katherine Coleman Goble Johnson, mathematician -- Epilogue -- Glossary
Control code
928751148
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
124 pages
Isbn
9781419714559
Lccn
2015043356
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 650, 655
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)928751148

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