by Andrea Davis Pinkney
Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters
Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus, she sparked
a protest that changed America. Having escaped slavery on
the Underground Railroad, Harriet Tubman defied bounty hunters
and returned to the South again and again to lead slaves to
freedom. As the first black woman elected to the U.S. House
of Representatives, Shirley Chisholm paved the way for generations
of women to enter government.
The lives these women led are part of one incredible story.
It’s a story about courage in the face of inequality,
oppression, prejudice, and fear. It’s a story about
the challenges and triumphs of the battle for civil rights.
And it’s a story about speaking out for what you believe,
in when it feels like no one is listening. The ten freedom
fighters featured in this book let their lights shine on the
darkness of discrimination. And shine they did.
Reading Level: Ages 8-12
Hardcover / 120 pages / Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.8 x 0.6 inches
BOK-114 Let it Shine...........................................$20.00