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A Journey Through Black History

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"A Journey Through Black History" is a book written by Shakeema Funchess. It is a non-fiction book that explores the history and experiences of Black people in America, with a focus on key events and figures who have shaped Black history.

The book covers a wide range of topics, including slavery, the Civil Rights Movement, and the contributions of Black inventors, scientists, and artists. It is a perfect opportunity for parents to read to their kids and add personal anecdotes and reflections about their own experiences and insights into the ongoing struggle for racial justice and equality.

We aim to celebrate those who came before and those who now triumph in their creativity and contributions to the world. This book celebrates each day of Black History Month with a historical event that you and your child can further explore through research.

 ISBN: 978-1-0880-1085-3


  • JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / United States / African American & Black
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Historical
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional
Lexile Range: 810L-1000L (Grade 3-6)
Audience: Juvenile (Child 8-12)
Page count: 34

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Author's Biography

Shakeema Funchess is an inspiring author who is making a difference in the lives of young readers. She is a graduate of Saint Bonaventure University and holds a bachelor's degree in psychology and pre-law. She minored in Arabic and Islamic Studies. Born and raised in bustling cities in New York, Funchess developed a love for writing and storytelling at a young age. After completing her education, Funchess began her career as a writer, focusing on creating stories that would empower and inspire young readers. She drew upon her own experiences as an African American woman to create relatable characters that would help children understand the complexities of the world around them. She is deeply committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in her writing, and her stories often feature characters from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures. Funchess is known for her dynamic and engaging artistic style, which is both educational and entertaining. Her stories often tackle difficult topics such as racism, discrimination, and prejudice, but always do so with a message of hope and resilience. She is also a dedicated advocate for literacy and education and has worked tirelessly to promote the importance of reading and writing skills among young people. She wants her books to captivate and inspire young readers, and she remains committed to creating stories that promote diversity, kindness, empathy, and understanding.

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