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Justice Rising

Justice Rising

12 Amazing Black Women in the Civil Rights Movement

Illustrated by Kim Holt


Justice Rising

About the Book

A celebration of twelve Black women who were pivotal to the civil rights movement and the fight for justice and equal rights in America. On the Black Caucus American Library Association's Best of the Best 2023 List!

You've heard the names Rosa Parks and Coretta Scott King, but what about the many other women who were crucial to the civil rights movement?

Told through twelve short biographies, this book celebrates just some of the many Black women--each of whom has been largely underrepresented until now--who were instrumental to the nation's fight for civil rights and the contributions they made in driving the Movement forward.

An empowering, eye-opening look at how one person can impact greater change, this book is both a conversation starter and much-needed history lesson for our modern world.

Product Details

On sale: January 10, 2023
Age: 4-8 years
Grade: Preschool - 3
Page count: 40 Pages
ISBN: 9780593403549
Reading level: Lexile: AD860L | Fountas/Pinnell: S

Author Bio

Katheryn Russell-Brown is an American social scientist, professor of law, and director of the Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations at University of Florida Law School, with a specialty in race and crime, sociology of law, and criminal law. She is also the author of Little Melba and Her Big Trombone, A Voice Named Aretha, and She Was the First!, for which she was won the NAACP Image Award in 2021. Katheryn lives with her family in Florida. Visit her website at krbrown.net, or follow her on Twitter @KRussellBrown.

Kim Holt is a children's book illustrator who holds a BFA in animation from the Academy of Art University. Her goal as an artist is to create images that bring back memories and create pictures that make children wish they were inside the scenes. She is also the illustrator of Today Is Different and A Prayer for Our Country. Kim lives in the Washington, D.C. area with her husband and two dogs, where she drinks copious amounts of coffee and cooks up imaginative dinners for her family. Visit her website at kimscollectionofstuff.com, or follow her on Instagram @kimholt.


Praise for Justice Rising:

"A book worth uplifting." Kirkus

"...vibrant digital renderings from Holt provide expressive depictions of the individuals...the life stories offer an accessible platform for further investigation." Publishers Weekly

"...an engaging primer on the women of the [civil rights] movement...perfectly pitched to a child's perspective...this title will be a strong addition to history or biography collections." Booklist