Women in Black History: Stories of Courage, Faith, and ResilienceTricia Williams JacksonRevell / 2016 / Trade Paperback$13.49 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 2 Reviews
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Susy FloryNorthern CaliforniaAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Amazing women with never-give-up spiritApril 22, 2016Susy FloryNorthern CaliforniaAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5My absolute favorite woman from this time period is Harriet Tubman (soon to be on our $20 bill!), so I had to read this book. I knew I would love it and I did! The 14 women in this book overcame daunting challenges and, with a never-give-up spirit, went on to live out their God-given callings to make a huge impact on the world. I liked learning more about Phillis Wheatley, Sojourner Truth, Rosa Parks, and Coretta Scott King. But I met many other amazing black women here for the first time, including Fannie Lou Hamer, who fought hard for her right to vote during the Civil Rights movement (and had the bruises to show for it). These were women who seemed to know when to stand up for themselves, and when to gracefully leave the battle for another day. Most of all, they seemed to act with wisdom, love, and positivity. The thought questions and activities at the end of each chapter were a nice bonus. I'm giving this book 4 stars, because I would have loved some photos or more illustrations. But this book will leave you with hope that there are good people in the world doing good things for others, even when it's really, really hard. Also, I noticed the publisher (Revell) is using recycled paper, containing post-consumer waste, on this book. Kudos!
Debbie from ChristFocusHarrison, ARAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Short biographies of 14 inspiring womenJanuary 13, 2016Debbie from ChristFocusHarrison, ARAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5"Women in Black History" is a collection of 14 biographies of American women who made an impact on our history. It's targeted at children, and the author explained words like "debut" and "suffrage" when she used them. Adults will also enjoy this book.
The biographies covered a period from 1753 to 1994. Some of these women were slaves and others free, but they were honored for their work as poets, singers, writers, in sports, for anti-slavery activities, and their efforts for civil rights, woman's suffrage, and equal education.
Each biography was about 12 pages long. It started with a scene from the woman's life, then the author told about their life. She briefly mentioned how each woman's Christian faith affected their actions. At the end of each biography, the author included three reading comprehension questions, then she invited the reader to imagine something relating to the story and to get creative with a related activity. There was a sketch or photograph of each woman in the back.
I can see this book being used in homeschooling. I'd recommend it to anyone interested in short biographies of inspiring women.
The women covered were: Phillis Wheatley, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, Mary Ann Shadd Cary, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Anna Julia Cooper, Mary McLeod Bethune, Marian Anderson, Mahalia Jackson, Rosa Parks, Fannie Lou Hamer, Althea Gibson, Coretta Scott King, and Wilma Rudolph.
I received an ebook review copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley.
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