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Ira's Shakespeare's Dream
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Ira Aldridge dreamed of being on stage one day performing the great works of William Shakespeare. He spent every chance he got at the local theaters, memorizing each actor s lines for all of Shakespeare s plays. Ira just knew he could be a great Shakespearean actor if only given...
 
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It Jes' Happened: When Bill Traylor Started to Draw
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As an enslaved boy on an Alabama farm in the early 1860s, Bill Traylor worked in the hot cotton fields. After slavery ended, Bill's family stayed on the land as sharecroppers. By the time he was 79, Bill was all alone in the world. Lonely,...
 
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Auntie Yang's Great Soybean Picnic
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Jinyi and her sister love visiting Auntie and Uncle Yang’s home, where they enjoy dumpling-eating contests and backyard adventures with their cousins. One weekend, on a Sunday drive among the cornfields near Chicago, Auntie Yang spots something she has never before seen in Illinois. Could it be one of their...
 
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Baby Flo: Florence Mills Lights Up the Stage
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Straight up: Florence was a remarkable child, and that's a fact. Pint-sized dynamo "Baby Florence" Mills was singing and dancing just about as soon as she could talk and walk. She warbled a tune while her mama did laundry. Everywhere Flo...
 
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