Brooklyn-born Shirley Chisholm was smart and ambitious. She poured her energy into whatever she did—from teaching young children to becoming Brooklyn’s first Black assemblywoman. Not afraid to blaze a trail, she became the first Black woman elected to Congress and the first woman to seriously run for US president. With a vision of liberty and justice for all, she worked for equal rights, for the environment, for children, and for health care. Even now, her legacy lives on and inspires others to continue her work . . . which is not done yet.
Stirring free verse by Tameka Fryer Brown and evocative illustrations by Nina Crews provide an inspirational look at change maker Shirley Chisholm.
"The life of teacher, activist, and congressperson Shirley Chisholm is examined in this poetic biography that packs an exciting and educational punch...Crews’ vividly textured illustrations positively sing, enhancing the text and making for a perfect introduction for young readers everywhere."
Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"The layered, collage-style digital illustrations are show-stoppers..." School Library Journal
Kirkus Best Book of 2022
Center for the Study of Multicultural Children’s Literature’s Best Books of 2022
Written by Tameka Fryer Brown, ©2022, Millbrook Press, ISBN:9781728420080