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A Black Woman Did That

Illustrated by Chanté Timothy

A Black Woman Did That! spotlights vibrant, inspiring black women whose accomplishments have changed the world for the better.

A Black Woman Did That! is a celebration of strong, resilient, innovative, and inspiring women of color. Through vibrant illustrations and engaging storytelling, author Malaika Adero spotlights well-known historical figures including Ida B. Wells, Madam CJ Walker, Mae Jemison, and Shirley Chisholm, as well as contemporary stars including Stacey Abrams, Jesmyn Ward, Ava DuVernay, and Amy Sherald.

Readers will recognize some names in the book, but will also be introduced to many important Black women who have changed history or who are reshaping the cultural landscape. They’ll learn:
*how Barbara Harris became the first female bishop of the Episcopal Church
*how Misty Copeland became the first Black principal dancer of the American Ballet Theater 
*how the work and inventions of Dr. Patricia Bath have saved or restored the eyesight of people around the world
*how Shirley Chisolm changed the face of politics in America 
*how Glory Edim has turned her passion for reading into a thriving online community
*and much more!

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Chanté Timothy is a freelance illustrator based in London, England. Her work focuses on children's illustration with an ever-growing passion for representation of minorities. Her drawings are bubbly, bright, and colorful, with lots of movement and energy. She uses eye-catching, contrasting colors to draw in the viewer.