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Frederick Douglass by Barbara Kiely Miller
Harriet Tubman by Kathie Billingslea Smith
Martin Luther King, Jr. by Kathie Billingslea Smith

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  1. "Wanted Dead or Alive": The True Story of Harriet Tubman by Ann McGovern (1965)
  2. Martin Luther King, Jr: Free at Last by David A. Adler (1986)
  3. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Black Americans of Achievement) by Robert E. Jakoubek (1989)
  4. Martin Luther King: The Peaceful Warrior by Ed Clayton (1968)
  5. Harriet and the Promised Land by Jacob Lawrence (1968)
  6. Young Rosa Parks: Civil Rights Heroine by Anne Benjamin (1995)
  7. Chasing Freedom: The Life Journeys of Harriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony, Inspired by Historical Facts by Nikki Grimes (2015)
  8. My Dream of Martin Luther King (Dragonfly Books) by Faith Ringgold (1993)
  9. Journey to Freedom : A Story of the Underground Railroad by Courtni C. Wright (1994)
  10. Tales of Real Escape by Paul Dowswell (1994)
  11. Martin Luther King Jr. Day (On My Own Holidays) by Linda Lowery (1987)
  12. A Salute to Historic African Kings & Queens (An Empak " Black History " Publication Series, V. 6) by Richard L. Green (1988)
  13. Three Days on a River in a Red Canoe by Vera B. Williams (1981)
  14. The Life And Words of Martin Luther King Jr. by Ira Peck (1968)
  15. Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom by Catherine Clinton (2004)

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How do series work?

To create a series or add a work to it, go to a "work" page. The "Common Knowledge" section now includes a "Series" field. Enter the name of the series to add the book to it.

Works can belong to more than one series. In some cases, as with Chronicles of Narnia, disagreements about order necessitate the creation of more than one series.

Tip: If the series has an order, add a number or other descriptor in parenthesis after the series title (eg., "Chronicles of Prydain (book 1)"). By default, it sorts by the number, or alphabetically if there is no number. If you want to force a particular order, use the | character to divide the number and the descriptor. So, "(0|prequel)" sorts by 0 under the label "prequel."

What isn't a series?

Series was designed to cover groups of books generally understood as such (see Wikipedia: Book series). Like many concepts in the book world, "series" is a somewhat fluid and contested notion. A good rule of thumb is that series have a conventional name and are intentional creations, on the part of the author or publisher. For now, avoid forcing the issue with mere "lists" of works possessing an arbitrary shared characteristic, such as relating to a particular place. Avoid series that cross authors, unless the authors were or became aware of the series identification (eg., avoid lumping Jane Austen with her continuators).

Also avoid publisher series, unless the publisher has a true monopoly over the "works" in question. So, the Dummies guides are a series of works. But the Loeb Classical Library is a series of editions, not of works.

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