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She Was the First!: The Trailblazing Life of Shirley Chisholm

This book is about Shirley Chisholm
Delve into the remarkable life of Shirley Chisholm in the NAACP Image Awards-winning biography, "She Was the First!: The Trailblazing Life of Shirley Chisholm." Published on August 4, 2020, this captivating picture book reveals the formidable journey of Chisholm, an educator, activist, and pioneering politician who shattered racial and gender barriers in America. From her early days influencing peers in Brooklyn to her historic roles as the first Black woman elected to the New York State Assembly and U.S. Congress, and her groundbreaking candidacy for the United States presidency in 1972, Chisholm's life is a testament to resilience and leadership. Her relentless advocacy for women, children, minorities, and the underserved speaks powerfully to issues of racial justice, gender equality, and voting rights. Ideal for middle-school readers, this biography not only chronicles a life of monumental firsts but also ignites a spirit of possibility and change, encouraging young readers to question, aspire and lead. Engage with the story of a woman who dared to be a catalyst of change, paving the way for future generations in the political landscape.
Published by Lee & Low Books on August 4, 2020
40 pages
ISBN: 9781620143469
Best for readers in Middle School
This book provides valuable insights into Gender EqualityRacial Justice, and Political Justice, highlighting key issues and advancements within these areas

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