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Editorial Review

A noteworthy review of Our People from School Library Journal on April 1, 2004

Cover: Mary McLeod Bethune: African-American Educator

Common to these titles are brief, but not particularly easy, texts with large, clear type in a cleanly designed format. Relevant facts are scattered throughout the wide margins along with a few full-page sidebars that provide related historical background. In addition, these books include addresses of places to visit or contact, and, in place of a Web site list of possibly dated URLs, the publisher provides a link to its own site that, presumably, will be updated in a timely manner. (This link also takes one to the publisher’s online sales catalog.) The photos and reproductions that appear on every page are well chosen and clear. These slim titles also might be suitable for reluctant readers. One wonders, though, about the criteria for the brief glossaries when in Tubman, for example, the words ‘capture’ and ‘courage’ are included but ‘prophet’ and ‘disguising’ are not.

—Sue Sherif

Products Reviewed

Title   ATOS Format Qty
Mary McLeod Bethune: African-American Educator 5.3
Phillis Wheatley: First Published African-American Poet 5.9

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