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Brave. Black. First.

Brave. Black. First.

100 Postcards Celebrating More Than 50 African American Women Who Changed the World

Illustrated by Erin K. Robinson


Brave. Black. First.

About the Book

These 100 stunning postcards celebrate 50 groundbreaking African American women, from Harriet Tubman and Rosa Parks to Angela Davis and Beyoncé—published in collaboration with the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Based on the children's book Brave. Black. First., these empowering postcards celebrate artists, athletes, activists, politicians, and writers who championed civil rights in their communities. Each card features the portrait on the front and, on the back, an inspiring quote, short biographical information, and space for writing a message. With two postcards for every portrait, you'll have one to send and one to save. Taken together, the collection captures the iconic moments of fifty African American women whose heroism and bravery rewrote the American story for the better.

Product Details

On sale: July 21, 2020
Page count: 100 Pages
ISBN: 9781984825636

Author Bio

Cheryl Willis Hudson is an author and editor and the co-founder and editorial director of Just Us Books, an independent company that focuses on Black-interest books for children and young adults. Cheryl has written over two dozen books for young children, is a member of the children's book committee of PEN America, and has served as a diversity consultant to a number of educational publishers.

Erin 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 has had her illustrations published in the New York Times and the Washington Post, among others. Erin lives in Brooklyn, New York. You can find her art on her Etsy shop brooklyndolly.


Praise for the original children’s book

"A beautifully illustrated testament to the continuing excellence and legacy of African American women.”Kirkus Reviews