The Book of Black Heroes and Groundbreakers: The Book of Black Heroes and Overcomers
Learn About Amazing Black Heroes That Shaped History (Ages 8-12)A fun book for children with moving stories about Black trailblazers who persevered through adversity to inspire generations to come.
Inspirational stories of Black heroes. Discover how Black heroes have overcome adversity, from the story of writer and activist Maya Angelou, to the less known tale of Nance Legins-Costley, a slave whose freedom was won in a supreme court case by a young Abraham Lincoln. In this kid's history book, take an educational trip through the ABCs of the names and stories of Black heroes who fought to overcome.
Experience an array of rich Black history. History books often have left out the amazing and varied stories of Black heroes. The Young Trailblazers series of children's books shines a light on those stories for young readers and helps teach diversity and inclusion. Young Trailblazers: The Book of Black Heroes and Overcomers also includes beautiful illustrations, fascinating facts, and important words and their definitions.
Meet the Young Trailblazers and:
o Introduce your child to Black history o Inspire hope and courage through stories of adversity o Teach new words and interesting facts
If your child enjoyed other books in the Young Trailblazer series such as The Book of Black Inventors and Scientists ; or if your child enjoyed books about Black history such as Black Heroes, Little Legends, or Black Women in Science, they'll love Young Trailblazers: The Book of Black Heroes and Overcomers .
About this Author
Born in Port-au-Prince, M.J. Fievre, B.S. Ed, earned a bachelor's degree in education from Barry University. A seasoned K-12 teacher, a creator of safe spaces, and an initiator of difficult conversations, she spent much time building up her students, helping them feel comfortable in their own skin, and affirming their identities. Her close relationships with parents and students led her to look more closely at how we can balance protecting a child's innocence with preparing them for the realities of life. She has taught creative writing workshops to children and teens at the O Miami Poetry Festival and the Miami Art Museum, as well as in various schools in Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia), Port-au-Prince (Haiti), and South Florida. She's also been a keynote speaker at Tufts University (Massachusetts), Howard University (Washington, DC), the University of Miami (Florida), and Michael College (Vermont) and has served as a panelist at the Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference (AWP).
M.J.'s publishing career began as a teenager in her native Haiti. At nineteen years old, she signed her first book contract with Hachette-Deschamps for the publication of a YA book titled La Statuette Malefique . Since then, M.J. has released nine YA books in French that are widely read in Europe and the French Antilles, and she is the author of the award-winning Badass Black Girl book series for tweens and teens (in English). One Moore Book published M.J.'s first children's book, I Am Riding, as part of a special limited series edited by Edwidge Danticat. A middle-grade book, Young Trailblazers, and picture book, Sam Is Afraid of Christmas, are both set to be released by DragonFruit in the fall of 2021.
As the ReadCaribbean program coordinator for the prestigious Miami Book Fair, M.J. directs and produces the children's cultural show Taptap Krik? Krak! For her podcast, MJ has interviewed many literary legends, including Edwidge Danticat, Alice Randall, and Nikki Giovanni.
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