The Story of Strong Black Men 5 Book Box Set (The Story Of)

by Rockridge Press (Author)

The Story of Strong Black Men 5 Book Box Set (The Story Of)
Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade
Series: The Story Of
Discover the lives of five Black rights activists—for kids ages 6 to 9

Learn about and celebrate the achievements of five civil rights trailblazers in this collection of Black history books for kids. Discover how these individuals became remarkable activists and role models known for fighting apartheid, integrating Major League Baseball, leading peaceful protests, or fighting for positive change.

  • Nelson Mandela—Explore how Nelson Mandela became the first Black South African president and bravely led the fight against apartheid.
  • Jackie Robinson—Learn about the first Black Major League Baseball player and how he championed integration of the sport.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.—Meet a peaceful civil rights activist who delivered powerful speeches and made America a better place for everyone.
  • John Lewis—Get to know the organizer of equal rights protests for Black Americans.
  • Barack Obama—Find out about the first African American president of the U.S. who fought for the environment, health care, and civil rights.

Teach kids about these important Black men and their fight for equality with this inspiring five-book collection.

Explore even more with other The Story Of series box sets, including:

The Story of Strong Black Women Box Set

The Story of Black History Box Set

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Review quotes

"As a fan of baseball and an amateur Negro League historian, I believe Ms. Thorpe does an excellent job of conveying the greatness of Jackie Robinson―the boy, the athlete, the family man, the activist, and the legend. Jackie did not just simply integrate Major League Baseball; he opened a door for fans to eventually enjoy players from all over the world. The 'think tank' additions are an excellent way to make his story relatable. There are so many jump-off points to a number of events in American history―the Great Depression, Negro League Baseball heroes, World War II, the Civil Rights Movement, and of course, the integration of Major League Baseball. I look forward to sharing this with every parent of a young reader that I know." ―Belinda J. Bullard, MBA, owner and founder of A Blessed Heritage Educational Resources, http: //

"The Story of John Lewis by Dr. Tonya Leslie is an inspiring and historically important young-reader text. Dr. Leslie not only chronicles the amazing life and character of this hero and civil rights activist but also speaks to concepts such as equality, injustice, equity, and political movements. Throughout the timeline of Lewis' life, readers learn about faith, courage, and the pivotal events that built the foundation for the open society we live in today. Dr. Leslie gives readers the opportunity to think critically about how they would take political and spiritual action to make social change. This is an important book for every classroom!" ―Niomi Plotkin, Urban Educational Leader

"The Story of Nelson Mandela underscores the importance of education and the need to take a stand for what is right. Stokes shares the story of Mandela in a way that is relatable to all young readers while providing a rich history lesson that will inspire. This book is a must-have for any school library!" —Michelle Felton, school administrator and former social studies teacher

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Rockridge Press
Publication date
November 15, 2022
The Story Of
BISAC categories
JNF007050 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Cultural Heritage
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