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A long time coming : a lyrical biography of race in America from Ona Judge to Barack Obama / Ray Anthony Shepard ; art by R. Gregory Christie.

Meticulously researched and drawn from numerous primary sources, this biography-in-verse tells the story of racism in the U.S. through six important Black Americans from different eras who struggled for justice, chronicling how much - and how little - racism has changed since our country's founding.
This YA biography-in-verse of six important Black Americans from different eras, including Ona Judge, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Ida B. Wells, Martin Luther King Jr., and Barack Obama, chronicles the diverse ways each fought racism and shows how much--and how little--has changed for Black Americans since our country's founding.

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  • ISBN: 9781662680663
  • ISBN: 166268066X
  • Physical Description: 333 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Calkins Creek, an imprint of Astra Books for Young Readers, [2023]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-323) and index.
Subject: African Americans > History > Juvenile literature.
Racism > United States > Juvenile literature.
United States > Race relations > Juvenile literature.
African Americans > Violence against > Juvenile literature.
Young adult literature.
United States > Race relations.
Genre: Prose poems.
Biographical poetry.
Creative nonfiction.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Adams County Library System.


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Gettysburg Library YA 305.8 SHEPARD (Text) 35740636021966 Young Adult Nonfiction Available -

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