Celebrate the power of Black womanhood in this first-of-its-kind collection of inspirational quotes from fifty activists, artists, and leaders, featuring bold, attention-grabbing illustrations—perfect for readers of Herstory and Little Leaders.
This incredible volume honors fifty modern women, presented with their own words, who have dared to raise their voices and persevere through hardship and injustice to become revolutionaries and dreamers, artists and creators.
Featuring women like musical powerhouse Beyoncé Knowles; tennis star Serena Williams; Meghan, Duchess of Sussex; and activist Angela Davis, this stylish book is perfect for any reader who is seeking grace, courage, strength, and self-love.
Dr. Tamara Pizzoli is an African American writer, publisher, and producer who was born and raised in Texas and now resides in Rome, Italy, with her four children. She pens and publishes stories through her independent publishing house, The English Schoolhouse. Visit her at TheEnglishSchoolhouse.com.
Monica Ahanonu is a freelance illustrator working and living in Los Angeles. She has worked with companies such as The New York Times, InStyle, Adidas, Sprite, Salvatore Ferragamo, DreamWorks Animation and more. Afropunk.com describes Monica’s style as “expressive portraits that bring an extra dimension to each subject.” You can follow her work on Instagram at @MonicaAhanonu.
Publisher: Denene Millner Books/Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (January 18, 2022)
Length: 112 pages
Grades: P and up
Lexile ® 1200L The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®
Honest, inspirational, and unapologetic declarations of the trials and triumphs of Black womanhood.
– Kirkus Reviews, 1/1/2022
The quotes are uniformly reassuring and inspirational, and several speak directly about self-acceptance and finding one's way. Be sure to leave this out where browsers can readily access its affirmative messages.