Kathleen Benson

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This 32-page illustrated biography for children ages 4-8 contains an extensive time line and an author's note, as well as a brief listing of additional sources of information on the artist Benny Andrews.



Born to a family of Alabama sharecroppers, John Lewis experienced the injustice of segregation and determined to combat it. He was in the forefront of the major civil rights protests in the 1960s, never wavering from his devotion to nonviolence. In 1986 Lewis was elected to represent Georgia in the United States Congress, where he continues to serve today.

Other Published Works



Black Stars: African American Religious Leaders
With James Haskins
John Wiley 2008

This book is a collection of mini-biographies of notable African-American religious leaders in American history.


The Rise of Jim Crow
With James Haskins and Virginia Schomp
Marshall Cavendish 2008

The sixth book in the Drama of African-American History series traces the white Southern backlash against African Americans following the Civil War and Reconstruction.


Africa: A Look Back
With James Haskins
Marshall Cavendish 2007

The first book in the Drama of African-American History series provides a history of the roots of African-American culture, going back to the period of the transatlantic slave trade and earlier. Much of the history is told through reminiscences of slaves or former slaves.


Count Your Way Through Afghanistan
With Jim Haskins
Illustrated by Megan Moore
Millbrook Press 2006

This book explores Afghani culture, geography, and history using the numbers one to ten in Pashto.


Count Your Way Through Egypt
With Jim Haskins
Illustrated by Sue Ramá
Millbrook Press 2006

This book explores Egyptian culture, geography, and history using the numbers one to ten in Arabic.


Count Your Way Through Iran
With Jim Haskins
Millbrook Press 2006
Illustrated by Farida Zaman

This book explores Iranian culture, geography, and history using the numbers one to ten in Farsi.


Count Your Way Through South Africa
With Jim Haskins
Illustrated by Alissa Niebert
Millbrook Press 2006

This book explores South African culture, geography, and history using the numbers one to ten in Zulu.


Count Your Way Through Zimbabwe
With Jim Haskins
Illustrated by Janie Jaehyun Park
Millbrook Press 2006

This book explores the culture, geography, and history of Zimbabwe using the numbers one to ten in Shona.


Building a New Land: African Americans in Colonial America
With James Haskins
Illustrated by James Ransome
Lothrop, Lee & Shepard 2001

The third book in the From African Beginnings series, this book brings to life the time when America became dependent on slaves labor and slaves struggled to maintain the traditions of their rich African culture and resist oppression in the new world.


Carter G. Woodson: The Man Who Put "”Black" in American History
With Jim Haskins
Illustrated by Melanie Reim
The Millbrook Press 2000

Carter G. Woodson Award Honor Book, 2001

This biography of the son of former slaves who devoted his life to bringing the achievements of his race to the world's attention, includes his founding of the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History in 1915 and of Negro History Week in 1926 (which became Black History Month in the 1970s).

Selected Works

Children's Nonfiction
A biography of the influential African American artist and activist, illustrated with his own collages.
Illustrated with collages by the artist Benny Andrews, this book for grades 3-5 traces the life of a living legend in American history.

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