Let It Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters

People, Identity & Culture
Race & Racism
Social Justice
Andrea Davis Pinkney
Stephen Alcorn
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HMH Books for Young Readers
People, Identity & Culture
Race & Racism
Social Justice

A collection of short biographies celebrating the contributions of 10 black women who moved forward the cause of civil rights in America. The book presents its heroines chronologically in verbal portraits that capture the subjects' faith, strength of character and determination in the face of hardships and racial injustice. The subjects—who are depicted in full-page oil paintings—include Sojourner Truth, Biddy Mason, Harriet Tubman, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Mary McLeod Bethune, Ella Josephine Baker, Dorothy Irene Height, Rosa Parks, Fannie Lou Hamer and Shirley Chisholm.

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Hello, Universe

Erin Entrada Kelly

A disaster leads Kaori, Gen, and Valencia on an epic quest to find missing Virgil. Through luck, smarts, bravery, and a little help from the universe, a rescue is performed, bullying behavior is put in its place, and friendship blooms.

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