Series: Impact Biographies

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Benazir Bhutto (Impact Biographies) by Katherine M. Doherty
Duke Ellington : A Life of Music by Eve Stwertka
Henry Ford (Impact Biographies) by Jacqueline L. Harris
James Baldwin: Voice from Harlem (Impact Biographies) by Ted Gottfried
Mikhail Gorbachev (Impact Biographies) by Michael Kort
Miles Davis by George R. Crisp
Satchel Paige (Impact Biographies) by Kathryn Long Humphrey
Scott Joplin: Life in Ragtime (Impact Biographies) by Steven Otfinoski

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  1. John Coltrane: A Sound Supreme (Single Titles-Biographies) by John W. Selfridge (1999)
  2. Jake Makes a World: Jacob Lawrence, A Young Artist in Harlem by Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts (2015)
  3. Striders to Beboppers & Beyond (Art of Jazz) by Leslie Gourse (1997)
  4. All my trials, Lord: Selections from women's slave narratives (The African-American experience) by Mary Young (1995)
  5. The Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr (Cornerstones of Freedom. Second Series) by R. Conrad Stein (1996)
  6. Aretha Franklin, Lady Soul (Impact Biographies) by Leslie Gourse (1995)
  7. Ella Fitzgerald: the Tale of a Vocal Virtuosa by Andrea Davis Pinkney (2002)
  8. Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and His Orchestra by Andrea Davis Pinkney (1998)
  9. Everyday I Sing the Blues: The Story of B.B. King (Impact Biography) by David Shirley (1995)
  10. "Bury Me Not in a Land of Slaves": African-Americans in the Time of Reconstruction by Joyce Hansen (2000)
  11. Historic Speeches of African Americans by Warren J. Halliburton (1993)
  12. African-Americans & the Presidency: A History of Broken Promises (Single Title: Social Studies:History of U.S. Politics and Government) by Christopher B. Booker (2000)
  13. Dizzy by Jonah Winter (2006)
  14. Toni Morrison: Great American Writer (Book Report Biographies) by Lisa Renee Rhodes (2000)
  15. Gentleman Jigger by Richard Bruce Nugent (2008)

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