100 African Americans Who Shaped American History (100 Series) (Paperback)

100 African Americans Who Shaped American History (100 Series) By Chrisanne Beckner, Briana Arrington-Dengoue (Illustrator) Cover Image

100 African Americans Who Shaped American History (100 Series) (Paperback)

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Amazing stories of 100 Black Americans who everyone should know—for kids eight and up

Engaging and packed with facts, 100 African Americans Who Shaped American History is the perfect history gift for curious kids!

This biography book for kids features

  • 100 easy-to-read one-page biographies: Find out how these Black Americans changed the course of history!
  • Illustrated portraits: Each biography includes an illustration to help bring history to life!
  • A timeline, trivia questions, project ideas and more: Boost your learning and test your knowledge with fun activities and resources!

Discover artists, activists, icons, and legends throughout American history! 100 African Americans Who Shaped American History introduces kids of all ages to some of the most influential Black Americans from the very beginning of the country all the way up to present day. Learn all about the incredible lives and lasting legacies of figures like Harriet Tubman, Duke Ellington, Malcolm X, Mae Jemison, and many more!

Chrisanne specializes in field survey and archival research. She has prepared historic contexts, historic structures reports, survey reports, cultural resources assessments, and successful historic rehabilitation tax credit applications for projects in Washington, Idaho, and Oregon. Chrisanne studies African American history and lives in Washington.



Briana Arrington is a Philadelphia born and based Illustrator and Graphic Designer. She obtained her BFA in Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute and College of Art in 2017. Briana’s work includes pieces of her identity as she is a firm believer in the fact that representation matters. She is always hoping that her work reaches someone who may look like her, see the world like her or has gone through similar experiences. When her hand is not attached to creating you can find her aggressively playing volleyball with a city league or having a good cry or hardy laugh to a movie marathon. Ms. Arrington is also an amateur food connoisseur. Philadelphia is a diverse table of foods and she intends to try as much as stomach can handle in and out of her own kitchen. Briana is joyful and loves to laugh. It is the best medicine after all.

Product Details ISBN: 9780912517186
ISBN-10: 0912517182
Publisher: Sourcebooks Explore
Publication Date: November 1st, 1995
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: 100 Series

"A really insightful book! ... The information is clear cut and fairly easy to understand, and each page has a illustrated picture of the person being described. It melded together the amazing stories of not only some of the most famous African American people in American history, but also many of the stories that are not always told." — Granite School District