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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. Jamia Wilson has carefully curated this range of black icons and the book is stylishly brought together by Andrea Pippins’ colorful and celebratory illustrations. 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. All children deserve to see themselves represented positively in the books they read. Highlighting the talent and contributions of black leaders and change-makers from around the world, this book will empower readers of all backgrounds to discover what they too can achieve. Strong, courageous, talented and diverse, these extraordinary people’s achievements will inspire a new generation to chase their dream… whatever it may be.