African American women

Bring Me Some Apples and I'll Make You a Pie: A story about Edna Lewis

By Robbin Gourley

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From the whippoorwill's call on the first day of spring through the first snowfall, Edna and members of her family gather fruits, berries, and vegetables from the fields, garden, and orchard on their Virginia farm and turn them into wonderful meals. Includes facts about the life of Edna Lewis, a descendant of slaves who grew up to be a famous chef, and five recipes.

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Maggie L. Walker: Pioneering Banker and Community Leader

By Candice F. Ransom

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"Let us be strong and make big plans." These famous words from Maggie L. Walker - best known as the first female bank president in the United States - effectively sum up her story. All her life, Maggie set about making and achieving big plans. She participated in the first black student strike in 1883, led an organization that helped poor African Americans, established a savings bank for them, and helped black people start their own businesses.

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Escape North! The Story of Harriet Tubman

By Monica Kulling

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Surveys the life of Harriet Tubman, including her childhood in slavery and her later work in helping other slaves escape north to freedom through the Underground Railroad. JBR Kul
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