HASKINS, JAMES, 1941-2005

Biography:

Educator, writer for children and young adults, consultant. Born– September 19, 1941, Montgomery. Parents– Henry and Julia (Brown) Haskins. Education– Georgetown University, B.A., 1960; Alabama State University, B.S., 1962; University of New Mexico, M.A., 1963; further graduate study at New School for Social Research, 1965-1967; Queens College of the City University of New York, 1967-1968. Stock trader, Smith Barney Co., New York, 1965-1967; teacher, New York City Board of Education, 1966-1968; visiting lecturer, New School for Social Research, 1970-1972; teacher, Staten Island Community College; visiting professor, Indiana University-Purdue University; consultant to Education Development Center, Newton, Massachusetts. Received many awards for his writing, including several Carter G. Woodson Awards from the National Council for Social Studies, and Coretta Scott King Award recognition from the American Library Association.Died July 6, 2005.

Source:

Contemporary Authors online

Publication(s):

About Michael Jackson. Hillside, N.J.; Enslow Publishers, 1985.

Adam Clayton Powell; Portrait of a Marching Black. New York; Dial Press, 1974.

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

Always Moving On; the Life of Langston Hughes. New York; F. Watts, 1976.

Andrew Young, Man with a Mission. New York; Lothrop, Lee, & Shepard, 1979.

Babe Ruth and Hank Aaron; the Home Run Kings. New York; Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1974.

Barbara Jordan. New York; Dial Press, 1977.

Bill Cosby; America’s Most Famous Father. New York; Walker, 1988.

Black Manifesto for Education. New York; Morrow, 1973.

Black Dance in America. New York; Crowell, 1990.

Black Theater in America. New York; Crowell, 1982.

Break Dancing. Minneapolis; Lerner Publications, 1985.

Bricktop. New York; Atheneum, 1983.

The Child Abuse Help Book. Reading, Mass.; Addison-Wesley, 1982.

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

The Cotton Club. New York; Random House, 1977.

Count Your Way Through Africa. Minneapolis; Carolrhoda Books, 1989.

Count Your Way Through Africa. Revised and updated. Minneapolis; Carolrhoda Books, 1992.

Count Your Way Through Canada. Minneapolis; Carolrhoda Books, 1989.

Count Your Way Through China. Minneapolis; Carolrhoda Books, 1987.

Count Your Way Through Germany. Minneapolis; Carolrhoda Books, 1990.

Count Your Way Through India. Minneapolis; Carolrhoda Books, 1990.

Count Your Way Through Israel. Minneapolis; Carolrhoda Books, 1990.

Count Your Way Through Italy. Minneapolis; Carolrhoda Books, 1990.

Count Your Way Through Japan. Minneapolis; Carolrhoda Books, 1987.

Count Your Way Through Korea. Minneapolis; Carolrhoda Books, 1989.

Count Your Way Through Mexico. Minneapolis; Carolrhoda Books, 1989.

Count Your Way Through Russia. Minneapolis; Carolrhoda Books, 1987.

Count Your Way Through the Arab World. Minneapolis; Carolrhoda Books, 1987.

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

Diana Ross; Star Supreme. New York; Viking Kestrel, 1985.

Diary of a Harlem Schoolteacher. New York; Stein & Day, 1969.

Donna Summer; an Unauthorized Biography. Boston; Little, Brown, 1983.

Dr. J.; a Biography of Julius Erving. Garden City, N.Y.; Doubleday, 1975.

Double Dutch. Hillside, N.J.; Enslow Publishers, 1985.

Fighting Shirley Chisholm. New York; Dial Press, 1974.

From Lew Alcindor to Kareem Abdul Jabbar. New York; Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1972.

Gambling–Who Really Wins? New York; F. Watts, 1979.

George McGinnis; Basketball Superstar. New York; Hastings House, 1978.

The Great American Crazies. New York; Condor, 1977.

The Guardian Angels. Hillside, N.J.; Enslow Publishers, 1983.

He Will Lift up His Head. Washington D.C.; Developmental Disabilities Office, 1978?

I Am Somebody! A Biography of Jesse Jackson. Hillside, N.J.; Enslow Publishers, 1992.

I’m Gonna Make You Love Me; the Story of Diana Ross. New York; Dial, 1980.

India Under Indira and Rajiv Gandhi. Hillside, N.J.; Enslow Publishers, 1989.

James Van DerZee; the Picture-Takin’ Man. New York; Dodd, Mead, 1979.

Jobs in Business and Office. New York; Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1974.

Jokes from Black Folks. Garden City, N.Y.; Doubleday, 1973.

Katherine Dunham. New York; Coward-McCann, 1982.

Leaders of the Middle East. Hillside, N.J.; Enslow Publishers, 1985.

Lena Horne. New York; Coward-McCann, 1983.

The Life and Death of Martin Luther King, Jr. New York; Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1977.

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

Mabel Mercer; a Life. New York; Atheneum, 1987.

“Magic,” a Biography of Earvin Johnson. Hillside, N.J.; Enslow Publishers, 1982.

Minding the Children– Ford Foundation Assistance to Child-Care Programs. New York; Ford Foundation, 1980.

Mr. Bojangles; the Biography of Bill Robinson. New York; William Morrow, 1988.

Nat King Cole. New York; Stein & Day, 1984.

The New Americans; Cuban Boat People. Hillside, N.J.; Enslow Publishers, 1982.

A New Kind of Joy; the Story of the Special Olympics. Garden City, N.Y.; Doubleday, 1976.

Pel’e; a Biography. Garden City, N.Y.; Doubleday, 1976.

Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback; a Biography. New York; Macmillan, 1973.

The Picture Life of Malcolm X. New York; F. Watts, 1975.

A Piece of the Power; Four Black Mayors. New York; Dial Press, 1972.

Profiles in Black Power. Garden City, N.J.; Doubleday, 1972.

Queen of the Blues; a Biography of Dinah Washington. New York; Morrow, 1987.

Ralph Bunche, a Most Reluctant Hero. New York; Hawthorne Books, 1974.

Religions. Philadelphia; Lippincott, 1973.

Resistance; Profiles in Nonviolence. Garden City, N.Y.; Doubleday, 1970.

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

Richard Pryor, a Man and His Madness; a Biography. New York; Beaufort Books, 1984.

Scatman; an Authorized Biography of Scatman Crothers. New York; W. Morrow and Co., 1991.

Scott Joplin; the Search for the Man. New York; Stein & Day, 1980.

Shirley Temple Black; Actress to Ambassador. New York; Viking Kestrel, 1988.

Snow Sculpture and Ice Carving. New York; Macmillan, 1974.

Space Challenger; the Story of Guion Bluford. Minneapolis; Carolrhoda Books, 1984.

Sports Great Magic Johnson. Hillside, N.J.; Enslow, 1989.

The Statue of Liberty, America’s Proud Lady. Minneapolis, Minn.; Lerner, 1986.

The Story of Stevie Wonder. New York; Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1976.

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

Sugar Ray Leonard. New York; Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1982.

Teenage Alcoholism. New York; Hawthorn, 1976.

Voodoo & Hoodoo; Their Tradition and Craft as Revealed by Actual Practitioners. New York; Stein & Day, 1978.

The War and Protest. Garden City, N.Y.; Doubleday, 1971.

Werewolves. New York; F. Watts, 1981.

Who Are the Handicapped? Garden City, N.Y.; Doubleday, 1978.

Winnie Mandela; Life of Struggle. New York; Putman, 1988.

Witchcraft, Mysticism and Magic in the Black World. Garden City, N.Y.; Doubleday, 1974.

Your Rights, Past & Present. New York; Hawthorn Books, 1975.

Joint_Publication(s):

Lena, a Personal and Professional Biography of Lena Horne. New York; Stein & Day, 1984.

The Psychology of Black Language. New York; Barnes & Noble, 1973.

Editor:

I Have a Dream; the Life and Words of Martin Luther King, Jr. Brookfield, Conn.; Millbrook Press, 1992.