*"This is a stunning, little-known story, and a welcome volume."
– School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW
*"A poignant and powerful portrayal of the life and work of an unsung civil rights activist....Wallace’s text lends buoyancy to the narrative, making it a memorable read-aloud."
– Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW
*"Wallace’s emotive second-person text condenses Nash’s extensive activism into an inspiring meditation on love as the heart of justice, while Collier’s watercolor and collage illustrations bring artful dimension to Nash’s nonviolent resistance."
– Pubishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW
*“During the 1960s, Diane Nash was one of the most influential and effective leaders of the Civil Rights Movement, yet most people don’t know who she is.” Wallace’s latest picture-book collaboration with Collier seeks to correct that ....the book opens with images of Nash’s parents cradling her as a baby and then of Nash, as a small child, being hugged by her grandmother, highlighting the love that encouraged her activism.
– The Horn Book – STARRED REVIEW
"This picture-book biography honors Diane Nash, a significant figure in the civil rights movement.... Written in direct but poetic phrases... A fitting portrayal of Diane Nash, a civil rights leader who received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2022."
“Sandra Neil Wallace’s lyrical prose coupled with award-winning illustrator Bryan Collier’s captivating visions immerse readers in the pivotal, yet under-told story, of civil rights leader Diane Nash. Nash inspires as an activist ancestor to whom today’s young organizers can look to as an inspiration and a reminder to vocalize, act, and always lead with love.”
– —Lori Ann Terjesen, director of education, National Women’s History Museum
“Sandra Neil Wallace and Bryan Collier’s book displays beautifully Diane Nash’s courage to challenge the ills of segregation. Her commitment to non-violent protest for justice continues to inspire people around the world. The National Civil Rights Museum is proud to have her in our ring of Freedom Award honorees.”
–Dr. Russell Wigginton, president, National Civil Rights Museum