curated by Tamara Pizzoli; illustrated by Monica Ahanonu
This beautifully designed book invites readers to meet a range of inspirational Black women, both historic and contemporary, through their own inspirational words. Each full-page spread features a quote and a short summary of biographic information that provides context. The quotes speak to subjects as varied as the women featured, all offering inspirational food for thought. This book can serve to ignite curiosity about individuals as well as the fields and achievements they represent. From historic trailblazers such as Zora Neale Hurston and Katherine Johnson to powerful visionaries of our times - Stacey Abrams, Janelle Monae, Lizzo - the remarkable character of these icons is revealed through their insights. As we celebrate our summer reading theme, "Find Your Voice", this book will also inspire readers of all ages to share their own wisdom and bold words.
See the Jones Library Antiracism Book List for recommended titles for all ages.