For everyone who loves the movies, "Behind the Scenes: A Young Person's Guide to Film History, Vol. 1" reveals an exciting glimpse behind the screen and introduces filmmakers, screen icons and their most memorable movies.
Oscar Micheaux, one of the earliest and most important African American filmmakers is featured in this book. As the son of former slaves, Oscar Micheaux would have never dreamed that making movies would be his calling. Oscar had energy, drive and vision--but it was his out-of-the-box thinking that became the key to his success. Micheaux's life is an American triumph: from working as a railroad porter to becoming a homesteader, author and movie director.
Look for "Behind the Scenes: A Young Person's Guide to Film History, Vol. 2: with Charlie Chaplin, Greta Garbo, the Lumiere brothers, Judy Garland and more!