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James Haskins: Children's Books

James S. Haskins, professor in the UF Department of English, was a social activist, an educator and an award winning author of over 100 adult and children's books. His book, "The Cotton Club," was made into a major film in 1984.

Jim Haskins

Titles in Chronological Order

Resistance: Profiles in Nonviolence. New York: Doubleday, 1970.

Revolutionaries: Agents of Change. Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1971.

The War and the Protest: Vietnam. New York: Doubleday, 1971.

Religions, Lippincott, 1971, revised edition as Religions of the World, New York: Hippocrene, 1991.

Jokes from Black Folks. New York: Doubleday, 1973.

Ralph Bunche: A Most Reluctant Heir. Jim Haskins New York: Hawthorne, 1974.

Witchcraft, Mysticism and Magic in the Black World. New York: Doubleday, 1974.

Street Gangs: Yesterday and Today.  New York: Hastings House, 1974.

Jobs in Business and Office.  New York: Lothrop,1974.

The Creoles of Color of New Orleans, New York: Crowell, 1975.

The Consumer Movement, New York: F. Watts, 1975.

Your Rights, Past and Present: A Guide for Young People.  New York: Hawthorne, 1975.

The Long Struggle: The Story of American Labor. Philadelphia: Westminster, 1976.

Teen-Age Alcoholics. New York: Hawthorne, 1976.

Real Estate Careers.  Jim Haskins and Chuck Freedman. New York:  F. Watts, 1978.

Gambling--Who Really Wins. Jim Haskins New York: F. Watts, 1978.

Who Are the Handicapped? New York:  Doubleday, 1978.

James Van DerZee: The Picture Takin' Man. Jim Haskins and James Van DerZee. New York: Dodd, 1979.

The Quiet Revolution: The Struggle for the Rights of Disabled Americans.  James Haskins and J. M. Stifle. New York: Crowell, 1979.

The New Americans: Vietnamese Boat People.  Hillside, NJ: Enslow Pubs., 1980.

The Child Abuse Help Book. Jim Haskins, Pat Connolly. Reading, MA: Addison Wesley, 1981.

The Filipino Nation, Jim Haskins, ed. Danbury, CT: Grolier, 1982.

Black Theatre in America. New York: Crowell, 1982.

The New Americans: Cuban Boat People. Hillside, NJ: Enslow Pubs., 1982.

Werewolves. New York: Lothrop, 1982.

Donna Summer: An Unauthorized Biography. Jim Haskins and J. M Stiffle. Boston: Little, Brown, 1983.

The Guardian Angels.  Hillside, NJ: Enslow Pubs., 1983.

Space Challenger: The Story of Guion Bluford, an Authorized Biography. Jim Haskins  and Kathleen Benson. Minneapolis: Carolrhoda, 1984.

Break Dancing. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications, 1985.

Double Dutch.  James Haskins and David A. Walker. Hillside, NJ: Enslow Pubs., 1986.

The Statue of Liberty: America's Proud Lady. Minneapolis: Lerner, 1986.

Black Music in America: A History through Its People.  New York: Crowell, 1987.

Bill Cosby: America's Most Famous Father. New York: Walker, 1988.

The Sixties Reader.  James Haskins and Kathleen Benson. New York: Viking,1988.

India under Indira and Rajiv Gandhi. Hillside, NJ: Enslow Pubs., 1989.

Black Dance in America: A History through Its People.  New York:  Crowell, 1990.

The Autobiography of Rosa Parks.  Rosa Parks and James Haskins. New York:  Dial, 1990.

Scatman: An Authorized Biography of Scatman Crothers. Jim Haskins and Helen Crothers. New York: Morrow, 1991.

Christopher Columbus: Admiral of the Ocean Sea. New York:  Scholastic, 1991.

Outward Dreams: Black Inventors and Their Inventions. New York:  Walker, 1991.

Amazing Grace: The Story behind the Song. New York:  Millbrook Press, 1992.

Against All Opposition: Black Explorers in America. New York:   Walker, 1992.

The Day Martin Luther King, Jr. Was Shot: A Photo History of the Civil Rights Movement. New York:  Scholastic, 1992.

I Have a Dream: The Life and Words of Martin Luther King. Brookfield, CT: Millbrook Press, 1992.

The Methodists.  New York:  Hippocrene, 1992.

One More River to Cross: The Story of Twelve Black Americans.New York:   Scholastic, 1992.

Get On Board: The Story of the Underground Railroad. New York:   Scholastic, 1993.

The March on Washington. New York:  HarperCollins, 1993.

The Headless Haunt and Other African-American Ghost Stories. James Haskins, illustrated by Ben Otera.  New York: HarperCollins, 1994.

From Afar to Zulu: A Dictionary of African Cultures. James Haskins and Joann Biondi. New York: Walker, 1995.

Black Eagles: African Americans in Aviation. New York:   Scholastic, 1995.

The Day They Fired on Fort Sumter. New York:  Scholastic, 1995.

The Freedom Rides: Journey for Justice. New York: Hyperion Books for Children,1995.

Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam. New York:  Walker and Co., 1996.

The Harlem Renaissance.  James Haskins. Broofield, CT: Millbrook Press, 1996.

Power to the People: The Rise and Fall of the Black Panther Party. New York:  Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1997.

Spike Lee: By Any Means Necessary. James Haskins. New York: Walker, 1997.

Separate, But Not Equal: The Dream and the Struggle. Jim Haskins, New York: Scholastic, 1997.

I Am Rosa Parks. Rosa Parks, James Haskins and Wil Clay. New York: Dial Books for Young Readers, 1997.

Moaning Bones: African-American Ghost Stories. Jim Haskins and Felicia Marshall. New York: Lothrop, 1998.

Black, Blue, & Grey: African Americans in the Civil War. New York:  Simon & Schuster, 1998.

 African American Inventors. Otha Richard Sullivan and Jim Haskins. New York: Wiley, 1998.

African American Military Heroes. New York: Wiley, 1998.

African American Entrepreneurs. New York: Wiley, 1998.

Bound for America: The Forced Migration of Africans to the New World. James Haskins, Kathleen Benson and Floyd Cooper. New York: Lothrop, 1999.

Distinguished African American Political and Governmental Leaders. Phoenix: Oryx Press, 1999.

The Exodusters. New York: Millbrook Press, 1999.

Blacks in Colonial America. New York: Lothrop, 1999.

African American Women Writers. Jim Haskins and Brenda Wilkinson. New York: Wiley, 1999.

The Geography of Hope: Black Exodus from the South after Reconstruction. Brookfield, CT: Millbrook Press, 1999.

Carter G. Woodson: The Man Who Put "Black" in American History. Jim Haskins, Kathleen Benson and Melanie Reim. Brookfield, CT: Millbrook Press, 2000.

African American Teachers. New York:  J. Wiley & Sons, 2000.

Out of the Darkness: The Story of Blacks Moving North, 1890-1940.  James Haskins and Kathleen Benson. New York: Benchmark Books, 2000.

Building a New Land. James Haskins and Kathleen Benson. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2001.

 Champion: The Story of Muhammad Ali. Jim Haskins and Eric Velasquez. New York:  Walker, 2001.

Conjure Times: Black Magicians in America. Jim Haskins and Kathleen Benson. New York: Walker & Company, 2001.

One Love, One Heart: A History of Reggae. New York: Jump at the Sun/Hyperion, 2001

Toni Morrison: The Magic of Words. New York: Millbrook Press, 2001.

Following Freedom's Star: The Story of the Underground Railroad. James Haskins and Kathleen Benson. New York: Benchmark Books, 2001.

One Nation Under a Groove: Rap Music and Its Roots. New York: Hyperion, 2002.



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