This week we spotlight just a few of the many remarkable Black women who showed perseverance and courage in the face of adversity and hate. Though many of these women lived at different times, each are connected by a thread of strength that echoes into the present and reminds us that extraordinary women have always been reaching for change.
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race Written by Margot Lee Shetterly and illustrated by Laura Freeman
Let It Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters Written by Andrea Davis Pinkney and illustrated by Stephen Alcorn
Jump at the Sun: The True Life Tale of Unstoppable Storycatcher Zora Neale Hurston Written by Alicia D. Williams and illustrated by Jacqueline Alcantara
Minty: A Story of Young Harriet Tubman Written by Alan Schroeder and illustrated by Jerry Pinkney
Rosa Written by Nikki Giovanni and illustrated by Bryan Collier
A Strong Right Arm: The Story of Mamie “Peanut” Johnson Written by Michelle Green and illustrated by Kadir Nelson
Through My Eyes Written by Ruby Bridges