Shirley Chisholm Dared: The Story Of The First Black Woman In Congress

ISBN-10: 0593123689
ISBN-13: 9780593123683
Author: Williams, Alicia D.
Illustrated by: Harrison, April
Interest Level: P-3
Publisher: Penguin Random House

Publication Date: June 2021

Copyright: 2021

Page Count: 48


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Interest Level

Grades P-3

Reading Level

Lexile: AD770L

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / United States / African American

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Science / Politics & Government

Description
Discover the inspiring story of the first black woman elected to Congress and to run for president in this picture book biography from a Newbery Honor-winning author and a Coretta Scott King-John Steptoe New Talent Award-winning illustrator. Meet Shirley, a little girl who asks way too many questions! After spending her early years on her grandparents' farm in Barbados, she returns home to Brooklyn and immediately makes herself known. Shirley kicks butt in school; she breaks her mother's curfew; she plays jazz piano instead of classical. And as a young adult, she fights against the injustice she sees around her, against women and black people. Soon she is running for state assembly...and winning in a landslide. Three years later, she is on the campaign trail again, as the first black woman to run for Congress. Her slogan? "Fighting Shirley Chisholm--Unbought and Unbossed!" Does she win? You bet she does.
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