Black Women Who Dared

  • Pages:24
  • Publisher:Second Story Press
  • Themes:black history, African diaspora, National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs, Black Cross Nurses, The Hour-A-Day Study Club, slavery, civil rights, education, community organization, feminism, LGBTQ rights
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  • Pub Date:09/18/2018
  • Age Groups:Nonfiction Ages 9-12
  • Lexile:1090L
  • Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient:Z
Hardcover
9781772600711
$18.95 USD
Inspirational stories of ten Black women and women’s collectives from Canadian and American history. Included are leaders and groundbreakers who were anti-slavery activists, business women, health-care activists, civic organizers and educators. Celebrate these remarkable women, some of whom you may be hearing about for the first time, and the profound impacts they've made.
This strikingly illustrated collective biography captures some of the incredible life stories of unsung Canadian heroes who broke racial, social, political, and other boundaries to make life better for other Black Canadians.
– Kirkus - Starred Review
Toronto artist and writer Naomi M. Moyer shines a brilliant spotlight on these woefully under-acknowledged women and their accomplishments. Moyer’s spectacular acrylic, stencil, ink and pencil illustrations accompany the well-written, engaging biographical summaries…A must-have addition to all school and public libraries.
– CM Magazine
History buffs, educators, and even adventure-seekers love to discover unsung movers and shakers—especially stories that include elusive African American heroines whose lives and achievements have been largely ignored even though they have made an impact on society. Black Women Who Dared by Naomi M. Moyer is one of those books.
– New York Journal of Books
This is a must-have for Canadian classrooms and libraries, and an important addition for U.S. collections as well.
– School Library Journal
Most notably, the strong current of courage and practical activism, across time, calls out encouragement, inspiration and command for young readers.
– Toronto Star
Ontario Library Association's Top Ten Best Bets   | 2018  |  Runner-up
The Canadian Children's Book Centre's Best Books for Kids & Teens   | 2019  |  Commended