COLIN POWELL by Rose Blue

COLIN POWELL

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Age Range: 8 - 11
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 This unabashedly hero-worshipping biography of the head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff suffers from the very ``larger-than-life'' portrait it creates. Powell is presented as a seemingly invincible figure whose rise to military heights is simply the natural outcome of hard work and perseverance; the problems of a young black man in attaining such heights are thoroughly glossed over. Blue even seems to imply that while other African-Americans have encountered discrimination, Powell did not. While the book offers young readers a source of basic information on this hero of the 90's, it is hardly an essential purchase. B&w and color photos; chronology; index. (Biography. 8-11)

Pub Date: Dec. 15th, 1991
ISBN: 1-56294-052-X
Page count: 48pp
Publisher: Millbrook
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Dec. 15th, 1991




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