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Pinkney, Andrea Davis

Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America

(2) 4-6 Illustrated by Brian Pinkney. The Pinkneys create a testament to African American males (from Benjamin Banneker to Barack Obama) that, taken together, tells one big story of triumph that, incidentally, spans American history. Each profile is compact but comprehensive and includes an introductory poem and a watercolor portrait. The illustrations are a perfect marriage of line, color, and medium and complement the colloquial and ebullient text. Reading list, timeline. Ind.

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