"A timely picture book biography about Shirley Chisholm, the first Black woman in Congress, who sought the Democratic nomination to be the president of the United States. Shirley Chisholm famously said, “If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.” This dynamic biography illuminates how Chisholm was a doer, an active and vocal participant in our nation’s democracy, and a force to be reckoned with. Now young readers will learn about her early years, her time in Congress, her presidential bid and how her actions left a lasting legacy that continues to inspire, uplift, and instruct." -- publisher
Content: Activism, Economic Struggle, Skin Tone and Color
Settings: Barbados, Caribbean, Guyana, Latin America and the Caribbean, New York, Northern America, South America, United States of America, Washington D.C.
Ethnicity: Barbadian, Guyanese, Multiethnic, Unspecified
Gender: Boy/Man, Girl/Woman
Race/Culture: Bi/Multiracial/Mixed Race, Black/African/African American, Latinx/Hispanic/Latin American
Character Prominence: Dominant Main, Secondary