Let It Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters

People, Identity & Culture
Race & Racism
Social Justice
Author(s):
Andrea Davis Pinkney
Illustrator(s):
Stephen Alcorn
Age Group:
8-12
Publisher:
HMH Books for Young Readers
ISBN:
978-0547906041
Year:
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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Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World

Ashley Herring Blake

When a tornado rips through town, Ivy Aberdeen's house is destroyed and her family displaced. Ivy feels invisible and ignored in the aftermath of the storm—and what's worse, her notebook filled with secret drawings of girls holding hands has gone missing.

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