Pathfinders: The Journeys of 16 Extraordinary Black Souls Tonya Bolden. This engaging book highlights 16 pioneering African-American men and women whose names are unfamiliar to most readers today. Arranged chronologically, these include eighteenth-century magician Richard Potter, Civil War spy Mary Bowser, Colorado pioneer Clara Brown, bank founder Maggie Lena Walker, WWI aviator Eugene Bullard, cartoonist Jackie Ormes. and mathematician and NASA researcher Katherine Coleman Goble Johnson. Detailed descriptions and sidebars offer rich portraits of each person_x0080__x0099_s life and era, and and illustrations include many sepia-toned archival photos as well as more colorful drawings, paintings, and prints such as engravings and posters. While recognizing these individuals' accomplishments, Bolden makes it clear that countless other innovative and brave black citizens blazed trails alongside them. Hardcover, 9x11, 128pp., 2017.