Let It Shine by Andrea Davis Pinkney
Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters

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Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus and sparked a boycott that changed America. Harriet Tubman helped more than three hundred slaves escape the South on the Underground Railroad. Shirley Chisholm became the first black woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.
The lives these women led are part of an incredible story about courage in the face of oppression; about the challenges and triumphs of the battle for civil rights; and about speaking out for what you believe in--even when it feels like no one is listening. Andrea Davis Pinkney's moving text and Stephen Alcorn's glorious portraits celebrate the lives of ten bold women who lit the path to freedom for generations. Includes biographies of Sojournor Truth, Biddy Mason, Harriet Tubman, Ida B.Wells-Barnett, Mary McLeod Bethune, Ella Josephine Baker, Dorothy Irene Height, Rosa Parks, Fannie Lou Hamer, and Shirley Chisholm.


About Andrea Davis Pinkney

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Andrea Davis Pinkney is the author of numerous award-winning picture book biographies. A former editor at Essence Magazine who now edits children's books, she lives in Brooklyn, New York. Stephen Alcorn is an acclaimed painter and printmaker who has created artwork for a number of anthologies. He lives in Cambridge, New York.
Published September 1, 2000 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 120 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences, Children's Books.

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This exciting collective biography features ten important women in the historic struggle to win freedom and civil rights.

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Pinkney (Silent Thunder) presents eloquent portraits of 10 intrepid African-American activists for the causes of abolition, women's rights and civil rights. Exploring these individuals' childhoods as

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Leaders like Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman and U.S. congresswoman Shirley Chisolm (the first black woman elected to the House of U.S. Representatives) are among those featured.

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