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Charles R. Smith Jr.

Charles R. Smith Jr.

Charles R. Smith Jr. was born and raised in California. While living in Carson, California he attended elementary and junior high in Compton, Califronia before moving to Duarte, California for high school. He currently lives in Poughkeepsie, New York with his wife Gillian and three kids, Sabine, Adrian and Sebastian.

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28 Days author Charles R. Smith, Jr. on Martin Luther King, Jr. & Malcolm X

Author Charles R. Smith, Jr. reads about Martin Luther King, Jr. & Malcolm X from his new book for children, 28 Days.

28 Days

Charles R. Smith Jr.; illustrated by Shane W. Evans
Roaring Brook Press
Roaring Brook Press

With a story for every day of Black History Month, this innovative portrayal of those who struggled and strived to shape African-American history stuns with Charles Smith's powerful words and gorgeous illustrations by award-winning artist Shane Evans.

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Black Jack

by Charles R. Smith Jr., illustrated by Shane W. Evans
Roaring Brook Press
Roaring Brook Press

Born as Arthur John Johnson in the southern state of Texas, Jack Johnson was one of the most renowned boxers of the twentieth century. Through hard work and persistence, he climbed the ranks, taking a swing and a jab and eventually busting the color barrier. As the first black man to win the Heavyweight Championship, there was more than a title on the line.
Published to commemorate the 100th anniversary of this history-making bout (July 4, 1910). This is an extraordinary marriage of poetry, fabulous collage artwork, and a splendid achievement in its own right.

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