Published in collaboration with the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, discover over 50 remarkable Black women whose unique skills and contributions paved the way for the next generation of young people.Fearless. Bold. Game changers.
Harriet Tubman guided the way.
Rosa Parks sat for equality.
Aretha Franklin sang from the soul.
Serena Williams bested the competition.
Michelle Obama transformed the White House.
Black women everywhere have changed the world!
Published in partnership with curators from the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, this illustrated biography compilation captures the iconic moments of 50 Black women whose heroism and bravery rewrote the American story for the better. "A beautifully illustrated testament to the continuing excellence and legacy of African American women." -Kirkus Reviews
January 10, 2023
Lexile: NC1270L | Fountas/Pinnell: X
Cheryl Willis Hudson
is an award- winning children’s book author and cofounder with her husband, Wade Hudson, of Just Us Books, Inc., an independent publishing company that focuses on Black-interest books for young people. Her published titles include the classic AFRO- BETS ABC Book; Bright Eyes, Brown Skin;
and Brave. Black. First.: 50+ African Ameri-can Women Who Changed the World.
She and Wade coed-ited the middle- grade anthologies Recognize, We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices
and The Talk: Conversations About Race, Love & Truth.
A member of the PEN America Children’s and Young Adult Books Committee, Cheryl has been honored with the Madam C. J. Walker Legacy Award and Children’s Book Council Diversity Outstanding Achieve-ment Award. You can learn more about Cheryl on her website cherylwillishudson.com.Erin K. Robinson
is an Emmy-nominated illustrator in the News and Documentary category. Trained at the Parsons School of Design and the Corcoran School of Art, Erin's illustrations have been featured in the New York Times
and the Washington Post,
among others. Erin splits her time between Brooklyn, NY, and Washington, DC. You can find her art on her Etsy shop brooklyndolly.
Praise for Brave. Black. First.:
A Black Caucus of the American Library Association's Best of the Best Selection!
A Champions of Change Showcase Reading List Pick!
One of NBC News's "7 Awe-Inspiring Children's Books to Celebrate Women's History Month!"