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Let It Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters

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Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus and sparked a boycott that changed America. Harriet Tubman helped more than three hundred slaves escape the South on the Underground Railroad. Shirley Chisholm became the first black woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.

The lives these women led are part of an incredible story about courage in the face of oppression; about the challenges and triumphs of the battle for civil rights; and about speaking out for what you believe in--even when it feels like no one is listening. Andrea Davis Pinkney's moving text and Stephen Alcorn's glorious portraits celebrate the lives of ten bold women who lit the path to freedom for generations. Includes biographies of Sojournor 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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Andrea Davis Pinkney's moving text and Stephen Alcorn's glorious portraits celebrate the lives of ten bold women freedom fighters of the civil rights movement. Includes biographies of Sojournor 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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Andrea Davis Pinkney's moving text and Stephen Alcorn's glorious portraits celebrate the lives of ten bold women freedom fighters of the civil rights movement.

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“Engaging text and glorious art.” -School Library Journal

Harriet Tubman escaped slavery, but she returned often to the South to lead slaves to freedom. Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus and sparked a protest that changed America. These two, along with Sojourner Truth, Mary McLeod Bethune, Biddy Mason, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Ella Josephine Baker, Dorothy Irene Height, Fannie Lou Harner, and Shirley Chisholm are ten of many who let their light shine brightly on the darkness of discrimination. Stephen Alcorns stylized full-page portraits brim with symbols and enrich the lively narrative. A Coretta Scott King Author Honor book!

About the Author

ANDREA DAVIS PINKNEY is the author of many award-winning picture books, including the critically acclaimed Let It Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters, which won a Coretta Scott King Author Honor. She has also collaborated with her husband, illustrator Brian Pinkney, on several books, including
Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and His Orchestra and Sleeping Cutie. The Pinkneys live in Brooklyn, New York.

 

Stephen Alcorn is an acclaimed painter and printmaker who has created artwork for a number of anthologies. He lives in Cambridge, New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780547906041
Author:
Pinkney, Andrea Davis
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin
Author:
Alcorn, Stephen
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Edition Description:
Trade Paper, Picture
Publication Date:
20130131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 1 up to 4
Language:
English
Illustrations:
full-color illustrations
Pages:
120
Dimensions:
10.5 x 8.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 6 up to 9

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Andrea Davis Pinkney's moving text and Stephen Alcorn's glorious portraits celebrate the lives of ten bold women freedom fighters of the civil rights movement. Includes biographies of Sojournor 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. 
"Synopsis" by ,

Andrea Davis Pinkney's moving text and Stephen Alcorn's glorious portraits celebrate the lives of ten bold women freedom fighters of the civil rights movement.

"Synopsis" by , “Engaging text and glorious art.” -School Library Journal

Harriet Tubman escaped slavery, but she returned often to the South to lead slaves to freedom. Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus and sparked a protest that changed America. These two, along with Sojourner Truth, Mary McLeod Bethune, Biddy Mason, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Ella Josephine Baker, Dorothy Irene Height, Fannie Lou Harner, and Shirley Chisholm are ten of many who let their light shine brightly on the darkness of discrimination. Stephen Alcorns stylized full-page portraits brim with symbols and enrich the lively narrative. A Coretta Scott King Author Honor book!

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