Heroes of Black History

Heroes of Black History



Did you know…

  • Nelson Mandela’s birth name was Rolihlahla, which means “troublemaker”?
  • Martin Luther King, Jr., skipped the ninth and twelfth grades?
  • Rosa Parks was fined fourteen dollars for refusing to give up her bus seat?
  • Jackie Robinson played himself in a Hollywood movie about his life?
  • Harriet Tubman was also a nurse who found a remedy for a disease called dysentery?

Find out all about these five incredible heroes


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About the Author

Bonnie Bader has written over 50 books for young people including 6 books in the popular Who Was? series and several licensed tie-ins. Some of her titles include: Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.?, Who Was Jacqueline Kennedy?, My Little Golden Book of Sharks, and Fly, Butterfly. She was the Associate Publisher at Penguin Young Readers for 14 years, where she edited many best-selling series and created the Penguin Young Readers leveled-reading program. Currently, Bonnie serves on the Board of Advisors for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and acts as the Publishing Advisor for the Society. In addition, Bonnie teaches classes to published and pre-published authors and illustrators. Bonnie holds a Master of Science in Education, and loves visiting classrooms to share her love of reading and writing.

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