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Extraordinary African-Americans

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Published by Children"s Press in New York .
Written in English


  • African Americans -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.,
  • African Americans -- Biography.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Susan Altman.
GenreBiography, Juvenile literature., Biography.
SeriesExtraordinary people
ContributionsAltman, Susan.
LC ClassificationsE185.96 .A56 2001
The Physical Object
Pagination288 p. :
Number of Pages288
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6790483M
ISBN 100516225499
LC Control Number00052373

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