African-American history is significant and integral to the larger history of the United States. Emboldening this dynamic, the Lucent Library of Black History places important topics in context so that readers will understand the connection between black history and the broad sweep of America?s story.This high-quality series focuses on both broad movements like Civil Rights, as well as more narrowly defined events such as the Tuskegee Study.

With middle grade readers specifically in mind, this new series was developed following Lucent Books® proven formula for success: generously and intelligently illustrated with photographs, maps, charts and graphs; narrative with a beginning, middle and end, which compliments reading programs and offers a welcoming format for casual readers; and the substance and tools needed for solid research, including a through index, glossary, chronology, statistics, clear organization and bibliographies.