The African American Experience
From the Series USA TODAY Cultural Mosaic
Supplemented with quotes and engaging articles from USA TODAY, the Nation’s No. 1 Newspaper, The African American Experience shines a spotlight on African Americans and their many exciting contributions to U.S. society. From musicians and athletes to media and political leaders, African American people enrich American life.
Writers such as Maya Angelou and Toni Morrison offer eye-opening glimpses into their lives and cultural history. Baseball pioneer Jackie Robinson, tennis stars Althea Gibson and Arthur Ashe, and golf great Tiger Woods smashed cultural and racial barriers in professional sports. Artists such as W. C. Handy, Billie Holiday, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, and Michael Jackson dramatically changed the world’s musical landscape, while actor and media mogul Oprah Winfrey shaped television, film, and publishing. Political leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr. and Barack Obama wrought major shifts in U.S. society and government.
Read this informative title to learn more about how African Americans contribute to the United States’ cultural mosaic, enriching our nation with a wide range of traditions, customs, and life experiences.
|Interest Level||Grade 6 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 6|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Twenty-First Century Books ™|
Library Media Connection
“This series offers an introductory overview of various cultures, including famous people, recipes, religion, and their impact in America. The content includes text, photographs, and excerpts such as graphs and stories from USA Today. These would be useful for basic research; important text is highlighted. The most compelling segment is entitled ‘How to Explore Your Heritage,’ which provides extended learning opportunities for students.” —Library Media Connection
School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
“These well-written and informative titles highlight the cultural contributions of America’s largest ethnic groups. . . . This series will help students understand how various groups contribute to modern America’s cultural mosaic.” —School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
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USA TODAY Cultural Mosaic
Published collaboratively with USA TODAY, one of the most widely read newspapers in the world and the No. 1 newspaper in the United States, this series examines the customs, traditions, experiences, and ways of life of six multicultural… View available downloads →