Fall 2023

Black Achievements in Arts and Literature

Celebrating Gordon Parks, Amanda Gorman, and More

From the Series Black Excellence Project (Read Woke ™ Books)

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

There are many forms of art, and all of them have changed over time. In literature, dance, and fine arts, artists and writers have shared Black life, culture, and history. Many of them have broken barriers and inspired future generations. Celebrate the artists and writers who have excelled in the past and present, including author Jason Reynolds, dancer Misty Copeland, artist Kehinde Wiley, and poet Nikki Giovanni.

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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Social Studies
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction, Biography, Diverse Books: #OwnVoices, Diverse Books: Race & Ethnicity, Diversity
Copyright 2024
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand Read Woke ™ Books
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2023-08-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF007010, JNF007030, JNF018010
Dewey 709.2/396073
Dimensions 7 x 9
Guided Reading Level W
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Introductory note, Primary source quotations/images, Reviewed, Sidebars, Source notes, and Table of contents

Author: Elliott Smith

Elliott Smith is a writer and editor based in Falls Church, Virginia.



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