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Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History | Vashti Harrison
Based on her popular Instagram posts, debut author/illustrator Vashti Harrison shares the stories of 40 bold African American women who shaped history.
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Niaaelizz

“ I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change.”

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Niaaelizz

I enjoyed this book because it inspires kids to be everyday heroes!

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Niaaelizz
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Biography. The author does a great job in representing woman of color who are lesser known. These everyday woman are exemplified through the biographies to children as both hero‘s and role models. The authors use of animation picture would be relatable to children of younger ages as the text may be a little bit more challenging. The author also uses quotes from these women.

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GatheringBooks
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#GratefulReads Day 29: This #BlackInTheTitle nonfiction is perfect for #WomenReadWomen2019. While there were familiar names included in this compilation of mini-biographies such as Ella Fitzgerald, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, Wilma Rudolph, Rosa Parks – among others; there were also a few unknown-to-me formidable females. My full review: https://wp.me/pDlzr-kb9

TheKidUpstairs We just received the board book certain of this for my daughter's bookshelf, at a shower thrown by my library colleagues. It's a beautiful book! 2w
OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚🖤 2w
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Dandan0131
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This book has multiple people's biographies in it. I read the one about Harriett Tubman. It is a great example of a biography because it shows why Harriett is such an important person from our history and what happened in the underground railroad. It can help children grasp why the railroad was so important to slaves.

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Dandan0131

I would use this as a reference in my classroom for my students because it includes a lot of biographies of black women.

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Dandan0131

“Harriett was always looking to help other people.“

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CoffeeCatsBooks
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Just realized I forgot to do my #TIL yesterday. Phillis Wheatley was taken from her home in Africa when she was 8 on the slaving ship, the Phillis 😢.

She traveled to England to publish her first book, making her the first African American woman poet to be published. She corresponded with George Washington and Voltaire.

She was freed in 1767 but struggled with poverty for the rest of her life because she couldn‘t find a US publisher.

#NFNov

Texreader What an amazing story. 1mo
CoffeeCatsBooks @Texreader Yes, I want to read her poetry now. 1mo
Clwojick 4pts. 1mo
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This covers 40 black women who were pioneers. Each woman has one page explaining her life and then a full page illustration of her.

The entires are inspiring although some are a bit heartbreaking. The illustrations are charming. Also, I liked that the book was arranged chronologically as it helped making connections. The back includes a list of 12 more women she wanted to include.

#NFNov #Litsypartyof1 #MrBook1inaMillion #24B4Monday

jb72 Very cool 😎 1mo
MrBook Oh wow, this is fantastic!!! 1mo
Come-read-with-me @CoffeeCatsBooks I now know what book my nieces will be getting for Christmas! Thanks for sharing!! 1mo
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CoffeeCatsBooks @Come-read-with-me It‘s a beautiful book. Yay for book giving aunts! 😀 1mo
Andrew65 Love this! 1mo
Clwojick I just popped this one hold yesterday! 6pts. 1mo
CoffeeCatsBooks @Clwojick Enjoy! And I just realized I forgot to do my TIL from this. 1mo
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megansimon

“She went on to encourage African Americans to fight on behalf of the Union in the Civil War, for former salves to be given places to live, and for desegregation of streetcars.”

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megansimon

Books like this are so valuable because they teach kids that everyone has the power to change the world no matter the hand they‘re dealt in life. I‘ll absolutely have this in my classroom.

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megansimon
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This book is so important to show the value and hard work that women put it to change the world. I love the illustrations and descriptions given for each women. This is such a powerful book.

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kennedimartin
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This B graphic novel is a great addition to any classroom library. Representing ALL of your students in your classroom library is so important. Leaving this book in your classroom library and letting students read this independently allows for individual choice, UDL principle 7.1. It also allows students to want to read this type of book and possible get interested in books other than modern fantasy.

kennedimartin https://readingagency.org.uk/resources/2622/ is a great resource to use for students if they want to explore the book further than what‘s on the pages of the text. ESOL principle 11 is represented by the easier vocabulary in this novel in text that could represent the EL in a cultural experience they have never had in a book. #lae3414sp19 8mo
Ms.Bursey I actually had the pleasure of reading this book and it was amazing ❤️ 8mo
ally11301 This looks like such a cute informative book to read. I would love to get it for my classroom library! @kennedimartin 8mo
DrSpalding To be very honest, I judged the book by its beautiful cover and then when you get inside it has such a wonderful anthology of historical figures. Excellent choice. 8mo
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irasobrietate
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I loved this collection of biographies of black women in American history. The short biographies gave a great starting point for learning about these women and the accompanying illustrations were adorable.

My only complaint is the lack/erasure of queer women. Trailblazers like Marsha P. Johnson and Miss Mayor deserved a spot in this collection as well. ALL black girls should be able to see themselves in collections like these.

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dlowe86
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riversong153 So exciting! 10mo
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Kayla.Adriena
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My second swap for this month went out today!! Loved this wrapping paper and everything that went in it so much! 💗💌 #BHM #BHMSwap #Blitsy #BlackHistoryMonth @Chelleo

Chelleo So pretty!!! 😍 10mo
quietjenn Such cool paper! 10mo
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whatsthEStorey
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Did you know that Octavia Butler had dyslexia? Or that Audre Lorde was published in Seventeen magazine? This charmingly illustrated book is full of relatable details that make these heroines interesting and accessible. All ages will enjoy learning about icons like Sojourner Truth & Ruby Bridges to lesser known champions like Nichelle Nichols & Marcelite J Harris!
#Blitsy #BlackHistoryMonth #ReadBlackAuthors

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Samplergal
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1. Celie from The Color Purple, The Obamas, The Women from Hidden Figures, Malcolm Nance, 2. James Baldwin, Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Moshin Hamid, 3. Not sure what this means. 4. Fiction, and memoirs. 5. I want to read more about what, as a white person, I can do to help change people‘s hearts to be less racist. I have The New Jim Crow on my tbr. Any recommendations are welcomed. #blistyhistorymonth

Chelleo Thanks for sharing! Past or present refers to whether you‘re interested in reading about the past (ex: Civil Rights era, Harlem Renaissance) vs current events and things in todays‘s news. 11mo
JamieArc The tagged book is a great one for white people trying to grow in this area, and of course Robin diAngelo‘s White Fragility. 11mo
Samplergal @JamieArc Thanks. Adding both to my TBR and going to my library to see if they have either. 11mo
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JamieArc @Samplergal Let me know if you can‘t get your hands on Waking Up White. I think I have a copy I‘d love to send along to you. 11mo
Samplergal @JamieArc That‘s so generous! My library doesn‘t have it. Florida. I looked on amazon and got a sample for@my kindle. I think it looks wonderful. 11mo
JamieArc @Samplergal if you‘re interested, email me an address to get it to you at jamielarcher at gmail.com! 11mo
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Krisjericho
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Such a beautiful book to read. The art is spectacular, and I loved the idea of spotlighting some less well-known women along with more famous ones. I understand that the audience is kids, but I do wish that the stories had given more info on the harder aspects of the women‘s lives. Those things happened, even if they are not fun to talk about.

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Tjackson
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❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ the illustrations!!!

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Tjackson
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This is a wonderful book!!!!! Beautiful illustrations! Great women biographies! So many wonderful things to learn.

Reviewsbylola Ooooh this looks great! 1y
Tjackson It is wonderful!!!! I am so excited for my teachers and students to experience this book!!!! 1y
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Tjackson
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Tonight‘s reading!!! I am so excited to meet these 41 bold women!!!!! I have met some before, but many will be new! Oh, the instruction possibilities!!!!

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SierraC
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Little leaders Bold Women In Black History is a B book written by Vashti Harrison, unfortunately it didn‘t win any awards but this book is amazing for a PR and DR. The book is takes you along a journey about amazing African American women who have down exemplary things in history. http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/biography-project... the link above is an activity for your students to research

SierraC Any women from the book, and do an oral presentation on the women they picked. My ESOL strategies are 1,6 and 9. My ESOL students maybe confused because they probably haven‘t heard about these amazing women, so I wasn‘t constantly check that they comprehends and make graphic organizers to guide them for their presentation. My UDL strategy is 2.3 and 2.5 I want to decode the text, and show different outlets of media where my students can research. 1y
DrSpalding I‘m so glad you selected this book. You are right that this could be an excellent resource for an oral presentation about one of these amazing female historical figures. 1y
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lowellette
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Wowza! The illustrations are outstanding, of course, but I was surprised on how great the bios were as well. The combo takes Vashti Harrison‘s 📖 to immediate classic status!

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heidisreads
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If you want kids to create a #bookbento for this, I suggest having them select one of the amazing women in this book and go from there. LOVE LOVE LOVE the illustrations. #biography #blackhistorymonth #strongwomen #BeInspiredBooks #tdscampread18

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TamaraH71
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This adorable little book arrived on my doorstep today!

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elizabethlk
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This is an incredibly cute look into black women in American history from all sorts of backgrounds and time periods. Perfect for older picture book readers to younger middle grade readers. The art is adorable. There were women I didn't expect to see. I hope the author does a sequel, but she has a aboard book adaptation coming for littler ones later this year.

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YummyLibrarian
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Marian was a trailblazer and a leader in her field...

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TeeCee
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Such a wonderfully illustrated book, with bios on over 40 women. Accessible for kids, but I‘m learning a lot, too. Probably written at 6th grade level? (Not as young as you‘d think.) Great to own & to inspire!

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Lindy
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I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept.
-Angela Davis

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Alice Bell. 1892-1916. Chemist, Medical Researcher
While working on her Masters thesis at the U of Hawaii, Alice developed what would become the leading treatment for leprosy. For a long time, no one knew she was the inventor. Less than two years after this discovery, Alice died, and the director of her program took credit for her findings. It wasn‘t until the 1970s that historians unearthed the truth and worked to ensure that Alice got credit.

No_One Wow! Interesting story! Thanks for posting! 🙂 2y
Lindy @No_One My pleasure. The whole book is a treat. 2y
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Alma Woodsey Thomas. 1891-1978. Teacher, Painter.
In 1972, when she was 80 years old, Alma‘s paintings were exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art. This was the first-ever solo exhibition of an African American woman artist at one of America‘s most important art museums.

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Lindy
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It was wonderful to have both the book and the audiobook editions checked out from the library at the same time. Brief biographies of 40 African American women are narrated alternately by Robin Miles and Bahni Turpin in the #audiobook. In the #picturebook, each bio is accompanied by sweet, whimsical portraits. Eyes closed, focused on the power within; they are every girl. A great all-ages read-aloud or car journey listen.

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Lindy
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Zoe‘s Neale Hurston. 1891-1960
Writer, Folklorist, Anthropologist
Zora‘s unique upbringing led her down a path of storytelling and creativity. She was born and raised in Eatonville, a historic town in northern Florida. Eatonville was special because in 1886 it became the first self-governed, all-black city in America. It was an idyllic, nurturing environment that fostered an extreme sense of pride in its culture and traditions.

Yeah_I_Read ❤️❤️ I‘m gonna have to get this book 2y
Lindy @Yeah_I_Read 😊👍 2y
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Katherine Johnson. 1918-. Mathematician.
“As a child, she counted everything. She skipped seven grades and graduated ahead of her older siblings.”
[Taraji P Henson starred as Johnson in the film Hidden Figures.]

Simone62 Sounds like I need to read this one :) 2y
Lindy @Simone62 It would be a great one to read aloud with Edera and Noëlla. ? 2y
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Nichelle Nichols. 1932-. Actress, Singer.
Dr Martin Luther King Jr, a self-proclaimed Trekkie, urged Nichelle to stay on the show because of how much representation mattered. She was a symbol of hope and a source of inspiration to people of colour across America. This would prove to be exactly right: Dr Mae Jemison names Nichelle as her inspiration to apply to NASA—and she went on to be the first African American woman in space!

Yeah_I_Read ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
Hooked_on_books Very cool 2y
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Dragon Live long and prosper 🖖 2y
Lindy @Yeah_I_Read @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Hooked_on_books @dragon Uhura was always my favourite character on the original Star Trek. 😊🖖(Spock came close in second.) (edited) 2y
Dragon I always hoped for a Spock Uhura romance 💕 2y
tournevis 🖖 2y
Reggie On the Star Trek documentary, I like how Whoopi Goldberg also says she was an inspiration to her growing up. 2y
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Mary Eliza Mahoney. 1845-1946. Nurse.
“Although Massachusetts was a leading state in the antislavery movement, discrimination and segregation were still a way of life. The hospital, however, prided itself on the fact that it treated both black and white patients. It also admitted one black student and one Jewish student per year. They considered this quite progressive.”

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Tamra
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💪🏾 Sojourner Truth 1797-1883 possessed the inner power to run from slavery with her infant daughter, but leaving her 5 yr old son behind, who was later sold to another plantation. She was the first AA woman to file a lawsuit in the US, and against all odds, won her son back! Despite her illiteracy, she traveled the country as an “agitator & activist”, preaching abolition, desegregation, & women‘s rights. Deep respect and admiration.

Maria514626 🙌🙌 2y
Jess7 Love this!! Cute graphic! 2y
Jess7 Happy Women‘s Day! 2y
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Tamra @Jess7 you too! 2y
Tamra @Jess7 the whole book has these adorable illustrations. 2y
Tamra @Maria514626 🙌🏾🙌🏾 2y
tammysue Love this! Stacked 🙌🏻💪🏻 2y
[DELETED] 3803335244 Love her! Inspiration, Courage!! ❤️❤️ 2y
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Nu20
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Broke my book buying ban for Black History Month. I purchased five (one on backorder) books by Black American (female) authors.
Books shown: Little Leaders Build Women in Black History by Vashti Harrison, Compound by Monica Mingo, Angry Black Girl by Elexus Jionde, The Perfect Find by Tia Williams

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monalyisha
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I‘ve been reading this book in small chunks at work.

On top of learning about incredible black women who I‘ve never heard mentioned (Alma Woodsey Thomas (teacher, artist), Phillis Wheatley (poet), Raven Wilkinson (ballerina), Audre Lord (poet), Alice Ball (chemist), I‘m also learning new facts about women I supposedly did learn about!

Like, did you know that Harriet Tubman was narcoleptic? 😱 Or that her real name was Araminta? So beautiful. 🍃

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BloopBooks
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Love the inclusion of ✨More✨ Little Leaders at the end of Little Leaders Bold Women in Black History.

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JoScho
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Another Book Fair find! #blackhistory #riotgrams

WhovianNerd That looks awesome! 2y
Blaire My local bookstore carries this one! Love the whole series. 2y
JoScho @Blaire that‘s awesome! This is the only one I have seen. 2y
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Kammbia1
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I got this book for my 8 year old daughter today. An excellent picture book that celebrates some amazing women in our history. I was very glad to see Octavia Butler being included in this book! #blackhistorymonth #blackhistory #littleleaders #blackwomen #picturebook #octaviabutler #africanamericanliterature

saresmoore Yes! My 9yo daughter saw this in the store and oohed and aahed over it. I‘m glad to hear it‘s a good one! 2y
Kammbia1 @saresmoore Yeah it is. There are some amazing woman featured in the book. One page snapshots of their contribution to society. 2y
Tamra My kids, girl & boy, love this! And it‘s so packed full of great info they won‘t outgrow it. (edited) 2y
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Tamra We are also enjoying this new book, but it doesn‘t have the cute pics. It does have really cool graphic art pics though. 2y
Kammbia1 @Tamra That's great! I have added your recommendation to my stack. 2y
Tamra @Kammbia1 I hope you like it! It‘s Vol. 1, so they must be publishing a companion. 😁 2y
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Christy
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Charming & powerful.

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Annl
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This book is so lovely, I am going to order my own copy. The cover says is all! #24in48

Tamra It‘s delightful and informative! My kids like it. 2y
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Kodak2057

Started reading these one story/night to my 3 year old. He doesn‘t really understand the big themes in them but hopefully as he grows he will be far more aware of the contributions of women, and particularly women of colour, than most adults I know ❤️ fighting erasure

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MandaMT
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Just picked this up yesterday. I choked up just reading the introduction. Excited to share it with the kiddos!

Tamra It is adorable! We‘ve been dipping in & out of this and She Persisted during bedtime reading. The kids enjoy it, though I do have to paraphrase at times. 2y
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MaureenMc
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Awesome children‘s book exploring 40 different African-American women and their contributions to science, art, sports, history, etc. Extremely well done. I told our elementary school librarian she had to get this one for the school‘s library. (She‘s on it. 👍)

Tamra We dip in & out of this and She Persisted at bedtime reading. Both are adorable & informative! 2y
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amma-keep-reading
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This book is amazing! Perfect for children and adults of all races/cultures/ethnicities. What makes this book so amazing is how it highlights both "mainstream" civil rights heroes and "regular" people who are heroes in the ways they mentor current leaders in popular culture and professional areas.

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