“ I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change.”
I enjoyed this book because it inspires kids to be everyday heroes!
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.
#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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.]
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!
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.”
💪🏾 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.
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
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. 🍃
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
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
Just picked this up yesterday. I choked up just reading the introduction. Excited to share it with the kiddos!
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. 👍)
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.