9781941367513

A Black Woman Did That

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  • ISBN13:

    9781941367513

  • ISBN10:

    1941367518

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2020-02-18
  • Publisher: Downtown Bookworks

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Summary

A Black Woman Did That! spotlights vibrant, inspiring Black women whose accomplishments have changed the world for the better.

A Black Woman Did That! is a celebration of strong, resilient, innovative, and inspiring women of color. Through vibrant illustrations and engaging storytelling, author Malaika Adero spotlights well-known historical figures including Ida B. Wells, Madam CJ Walker, Mae Jemison, and Shirley Chisholm, as well as contemporary stars including Stacey Abrams, Jesmyn Ward, Ava DuVernay, and Amy Sherald.

Readers will recognize some names in the book, but will also be introduced to many important Black women who have changed history or who are reshaping the cultural landscape. They’ll learn:
*how Barbara Harris became the first female bishop of the Episcopal Church
*how Misty Copeland became the first Black principal dancer of the American Ballet Theater 
*how the work and inventions of Dr. Patricia Bath have saved or restored the eyesight of people around the world
*how Shirley Chisolm changed the face of politics in America 
*how Glory Edim has turned her passion for reading into a thriving online community
*and much more!

Author Biography

Malaika Adero, author of Up South: Stories, Studies and Letters of This Century’s African American Migrations (The New Press, 1993) and co-author of Speak, So You Can Speak Again: The Life of Zora Neale Hurston (Doubleday, 2003) with Dr. Lucy Hurston. Shorter published works have appeared in many anthologies and periodicals including Mending the World, edited by Rosemary Robotham, Black Southern Voices by edited by James Early & John O. Killens, Essence magazine, AOL Black Voices, and Black Enterprise. She’s based in New York City and Atlanta, Georgia.

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