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Title:
Heroes of black history : Frederick Douglass, Nelson Mandela, Rosa Parks, Jackie Robinson, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Underground Railroad.
ISBN:
9780399567971
Edition:
Unabridged.
Publication Information:
[New York] : Listening Library, [2016]
Physical Description:
6 sound discs (6 hr., 28 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
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General Note:
Title from web page.

Compact discs.
Contents:
Who was Frederick Douglass? / by April Jones Prince -- Who was Nelson Mandela? / by Pam Pollack and Meg Belviso -- Who was Rosa Parks? / by Yona Zeldis McDonough -- Who was Jackie Robinson? / by Gail Herman -- Who was Harriet Beecher Stowe? / by Dana Meachen Rau -- What was the Underground Railroad? / by Yona Zeldis McDonough.
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Summary

What's better than one Who Was? book? Six Who Was? books

Who Was Frederick Douglass? By April Jones Prince, read by John H. Mayer. Listen to find out more about a boy born into slavery who taught himself to read and write, a young man who escaped to freedom in the North, and the father of the civil rights movement.

Who Was Nelson Mandela? By Pam Pollack & Meg Belviso, read by Mark Bramhall. Listen to find out more about a boy whose African name means "tree shaker," a man who spent twenty-seven years in prison for challenging apartheid, and the first black president of South Africa.

Who Was Rosa Parks? By Yona Zeldis McDonough, read by Adenrele Ojo. Listen to find out more about a girl who liked fishing, a teenager who cleaned houses to make money, and the woman who took a stand by sitting on a bus.

Who Was Jackie Robinson? By Gail Herman, read by Dominic Hoffman. Listen to find out more about a boy who always stood up for himself, a teenage sports superstar, and an African American who changed the face of baseball forever.

Who Was Harriet Beecher Stowe? By Dana Meachen Rau, read by Susan Hanfield. Listen to find out more about a minister's daughter from Litchfield, Connecticut, a woman who fought against slavery, and a bestselling author whose book set the stage for the Civil War.

What Was the Underground Railroad? By Yona Zeldis McDonough, read by Deana Hurst. Listen to find out more about a railroad with no trains or tracks. Trips on this railroad always headed north, and the railroad was the route to freedom for thousands of slaves.


Author Notes

Gail Hermanlives in Newton, Massachusetts. John O'Brien lives in Delran, New Jersey.Nancy Harrisonlives in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
Yona Zeldis McDonoughis a longtime doll lover and collector. She is also an award-winning author who has published numerous books for children and adults. She presently lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children. Find her online atwww.yonazeldismcdonough.com.
Pamela Pollack and Meg Belviso have co-authored several children's books, including"Who Is J.K.Rowling?"and"Who Was Steve Jobs?"
April Jones Princeis the author of several children's books, including"Who Was Mark Twain?"
Dana Meachen Rau has written more than 300 books for children, including picture books, early readers, nonfiction, and biographies.

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School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 3-This collection includes biographies on Frederick Douglass (by April Jones Prince, read by John H. Mayer), Nelson Mandela (by Pam Pollack and Meg Belviso, read by Mark Bramhall), Rosa Parks (by Yona Zeldis McDonough, read by Adenrele Ojo), Jackie Robinson (by Gail Herman, read by Dominic Hoffman), and Harriet Beecher Stowe (by Dana Meachen Rau, read by Susan Hanfield), as well as a book about the Underground Railroad (by Yona Zeldis McDonough, read by Deana Hurst). All follow the same format: 10 chapters, beginning with an overview. The narrators conclude with a reading of the two time lines: one of the individual's life and one of world events that are somewhat connected. VERDICT Though listeners will miss out on the many illustrations included in the print versions and might be uninterested in the long lists of dates that conclude each selection, these are solid introductions to the subjects and periods of history for a wide audience.-Deb Whitbeck, retired West Ottawa Public Schools, Holland, MI © Copyright 2016. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.