L. Douglas Wilder has an impressive story. He trailblazed his way into government in Virginia, being the first African American in many positions. Virginians are proud of being the first state to elect an African American governor! They are also proud of his many accomplishments while in office. L. Douglas Wilder-Virginia's trailblazing governor! These popular readers include easy-to-read information, fun facts and trivia, humor, activities and a whole lot more. They are great for ages 7-12 (grades 2-6), because although simple, these readers have substance and really engage kids with their stories. They are great for social studies, meeting state and national curriculum standards, individual and group reading programs, centers, library programs, and have many other terrific educational uses.