Mama Miti: Wangari Maathai and the Trees of Kenya: Donna Jo Napoli, Kadir Nelson
A harrowing picture biography of civil-rights activist and Grammy Award-winning South African singer Miriam Makeba.
A portrait of the passionate performer and civil rights advocate Josephine Baker, the woman who worked her way from the slums of St. Louis to the grandest stages in the world. Meticulously researched by both author and artist, Josephine's powerful story of struggle and triumph is an inspiration and a spectacle, just like the legend herself.
Fishpond Australia, Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine by April Chu (Illustrated ) Laurie Wallmark. Buy Books online: Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine, ISBN April Chu (Illustrated by) Laurie Wallmark
: The Story of Bessie Coleman: Louise Borden, Mary Kay Kroeger, Teresa Flavin
"Here is the tale of thirteen women who proved not only that they were as tough as any man but also that they were brave enough to challenge the government. Their passage to space was blocked by prejudice, jealousy, and a note scrawled by one of the most powerful men in Washington. But in the end, their inspiring example empowered young women to take the rightful place in the sky, piloting jets and commanding space capsules. This is the story of 13 true pioneers of the space age."--Book…
Presents a biography of Billie Holiday, tracing the life of the famous jazz singer, from her youth in Philadelphia and Harlem to her death at the age of forty-four from complications that were the result of her heavy use of drugs and alcohol.