NWS Virtual Event: Rochelle Riley with "That They Lived"
Every famous person was once a child who, in some cases, overcame great obstacles to achieve success. That’s the enduring lesson of That They Lived, which features the biographies and photographs of famous African Americans. Muhmmad Ali’s bike was stolen when he was twelve years old and the police officer he reported the crime to suggested he learn how to fight before he caught up with the thief. Bessie Coleman, the first African American female aviator, collected and washed her neighbors’ dirty laundry to raise enough money for college. At the age of seven, Duke Ellington preferred playing baseball to attending piano lessons. Written for young readers, this is a book that will also charm and inspire their parents.