All children deserve to see themselves represented positively in the books they read. Meet 52 icons of color from the past and present in this celebration of inspirational achievement—a collection of stories about change-makers to encourage, inspire, and empower the next generation of change-makers. Written in the spirit of Nina Simone’s song “To Be Young, Gifted, and Black,” this vibrant book is a perfect introduction to both historic and present-day icons and heroes. Meet figureheads, leaders, and pioneers such as Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, and Rosa Parks, as well as cultural trailblazers and athletes like Stevie Wonder, Oprah Winfrey, and Serena Williams.
- Ages 7-10
- Author: Jamia Wilson
- Illustrator: Andrea Pippins
- Publisher: Wide Eyed Editions, 2018
- 64 pages, 9.3" x 10.9"
- Full color illustrations throughout
- ISBN: 9781786031587