Published in collaboration with the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, discover over fifty remarkable African American women whose unique skills and contributions paved the way for the next generation of young people. Perfect for fans of Rad Women Worldwide, Women in Science, and Girls Think of Everything.
Fearless. Bold. Game changers.
Harriet Tubman guided the way. Rosa Parks sat for equality. Aretha Franklin sang from the soul. Serena Williams bested the competition. Michelle Obama transformed the White House. Black women everywhere have changed the world!
Published in partnership with curators from the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, this illustrated biography compilation captures the iconic moments of fifty African American women whose heroism and bravery rewrote the American story for the better.
"A beautifully illustrated testament to the continuing excellence and legacy of Africane American women." -Kirkus Reviews
About the Author
Cheryl Willis Hudson is an author, editor, and cofounder and editorial director of Just Us Books, an independent company that focuses on Black-interest books for children and young adults. Cheryl has written over two dozen books for young children, is a member of the children's book committee of PEN America, and has served as a diversity consultant to a number of educational publishers. Learn more about Cheryl on her website cherylwhudson.weebly.com.
Erin K. Robinson is an Emmy-nominated illustrator in the News and Documentary category. Trained at the Parsons School of Design and the Corcoran School of Art, Erin's illustrations have been featured in the New York Times and the Washington Post, among others. Erin splits her time between Brooklyn, NY, and Washington, DC. You can find her art on her Etsy shop brooklyndolly.
Praise for Brave. Black. First.: A Black Caucus of the American Library Association's Best of the Best Selection! A Champions of Change Showcase Reading List Pick! One of NBC News's "7 Awe-Inspiring Children's Books to Celebrate Women's History Month!"