“Engaging text and glorious art.” –School Library Journal Harriet Tubman escaped slavery, but she returned often to the South to lead slaves to freedom. Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus and sparked a protest that changed America. These two, along with Sojourner Truth, Mary McLeod Bethune, Biddy Mason, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Ella Josephine Baker, Dorothy Irene Height, Fannie Lou Harner, and Shirley Chisholm are ten of many who let their light shine brightly on the darkness of discrimination. Stephen Alcorn’s stylized full-page portraits brim with symbols and enrich the lively narrative. A Coretta Scott King Author Honor book!
Andrea Davis Pinkney is the author of numerous award-winning picture book biographies. A former editor at Essence Magazine who now edits children's books, she lives in Brooklyn, New York.Stephen Alcorn is an acclaimed painter and printmaker who has created artwork for a number of anthologies. He lives in Cambridge, New York.