The Fierce 44: Black Americans Who Shook Up the World

The Fierce 44: Black Americans Who Shook Up the World

A dynamic and hip collective biography that presents forty-four of America’s greatest movers and shakers, from Frederick Douglass to Aretha Franklin to Barack Obama, written by ESPN’s TheUndefeated.com and illustrated with dazzling portraits by Rob Ball.

Meet forty-four of America’s most impressive heroes in this collective biography of African American figures authored by the team at ESPN’s TheUndefeated.com. 

From visionaries to entrepreneurs, athletes to activists, the Fierce 44 are beacons of brilliance, perseverance, and excellence. Each short biography is accompanied by a compelling portrait by Robert Ball, whose bright, graphic art pops off the page.

Bringing household names like Serena Williams and Harriet Tubman together with lesser-known but highly deserving figures such as Robert Abbott and Dr. Charles Drew, this collection is a celebration of all that African Americans have achieved, despite everything they have had to overcome.

Title:The Fierce 44: Black Americans Who Shook Up the World
ISBN:9781328940629
Format Type:

    The Fierce 44: Black Americans Who Shook Up the World Reviews

  • Jessica

    Nice, concise biographies, with a portrait for each one. Q2020 book....

  • Lesley

    Teensy snippets on 44 awesome Black Americans. 44 cause of you know who....

  • Pat

    The Fierce 44 is a collective biography of 44 prominent Black Americans who have made an impression- who shook up the world, in the words of the staff of The Undefeated at ESPN. The 28 men and 16 wome...

  • Claire

    I am very impressed with the range of "dreamers and doers, noisy geniuses and quiet innovators, record breakers and symbols of pride and aspiration" depicted in this beautifully illustrated collection...

  • C.

    The fierce 44 is a quick two-hour read and packed full of great gems regarding some of the most influential African Americans from slavery to present day. I love the premise of "44" as a nod to our 44...

  • Heidi

    An accessible, beautifully illustrated volume, with 44 brief biographies of Black Americans who pioneered and/or made a significant difference. From athletes to abolitionists, celebrities to activists...

  • Cathy Klein

    This is a quick, but very informational book about many African Americans and their influence in America.Of course, there were the common ones such as Barrack Obama, Jimmy Hendrix and Martin Luther Ki...

  • Emily Mozzone

    A nice and simple collection of mini bios of Black Americans. This was a great blend of extremely famous people you're sure to know (like Barack Obama and Harriet Tubman) and some more obscure names t...

  • Tina Beecham

    A great book of 44 influential African Americans throughout history. The book was well illustrated by Robert Ball. He did a great job. The book gave a short summary of each persons contributions to ci...

  • Eleni Brooks

    Listened on Audible Stories.Really good listen, 2 minute sound bites about 44 influential Black Americans. A good overview of their life which makes you want to learn more. I’ll be honest I’d neve...