Arlisha Norwood Black Heroes

Last updated: December 6, 2021


Written by Arlisha Norwood, "Black Heroes" introduces young readers to 51 black role models and leaders from around the world and over many centuries.

Arlisha Norwood Black Heroes

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Product Details

Key Takeaway: Today's younger generations can learn a lot from these historic leaders and will love reading about them.

In our analysis of 42 expert reviews, the Arlisha Norwood Black Heroes placed 6th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Meet extraordinary black heroes throughout history―biographies for kids ages 8 to 12. You’re invited to meet ancient Egyptian rulers, brilliant scientists, legendary musicians, and civil rights activists―all in the same book! Black Heroes introduces you to 51 black leaders and role models from both history and modern times. This black history book for kids features inspirational biographies of trailblazers from the United States, Egypt, Britain, and more. Discover where in the world they lived, and what their lives were like growing up. Learn about the obstacles they faced on the way to making groundbreaking accomplishments. You’ll find out how these inspirational figures created lasting change―and paved the way for future generations. Black Heroes: A Black History Book for Kids features: Fascinating biographies―Read about famous icons like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Harriet Tubman, as well as lesser-known pioneers like aviator Bessie Coleman and astronomer Benjamin Banneker. Ways to learn more―Every biography includes an idea for a new way to explore the person and their work, like a book to read, website to visit, or video to watch. Colorful portraits―Bring the historical heroes to life in your imagination with the help of full-color illustrations. Black Heroes goes beyond other black history biographies for kids to highlight people from around the world and across time. Who will your new hero be?

Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

This book is a perfect addition to our library because it has excellent illustrations and descriptive yet straightforward details about each person selected.
I am super impressed with the amount of research and editing Norwood undertook to give such an excellent glimpse into so many important figures in Black history. A huge range is presented, as well as their most memorable triumphs and some trials. These are inspiring people, and yes, heroes that inspire ideas, dreams and goals in every reader who can also go out and enact good change.

What reviewers didn't like

The book was quite American centred.
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