Here, ideal for African-American History Month, is a stunningly beautiful
book consisting of portraits-in pictures and words-of twenty outstanding
African-Americans. The individuals range from historical to contemporary
figures, such as the dancer Judith Jamison, and represent diverse fields of
endeavor, from the law (Supreme Court justice Thurgood Marshall) to
athletics, science, and more. For each individual, there is a three-page
biography by the noted author Tonya Bolden and a striking black-and-white
portrait that captures not only the subject's likeness but is a work of art
in itself. A book to inspire, to teach, or to display, with its large trim
size and striking design, it is as handsome as it is important.
Paintings by Ansel Pitcairn.