I guess you could say these two women changed the political scene a smidgen. And these two picture books are going to cause a little stir in the reading world.
“Sometimes she would light the way. Sometimes her way would be lit by others…”
Stacey Abrams is more than just a politician. She is a woman who fought for her place, fought to learn, and fought to help others. And this story comes to life in the picture book by Traci Todd, Stacey Abrams and the Fight to Vote. Starting on the day Abrams speaks up to claim unfairness against the voters, we hear the words of Sojourner Truth, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Septima Clark, and Fannie Lou Hamer narrating Abrams’ journey and how it was inspired by those that came before her. Laura Freeman illustrates that story with illustrations that are both strong and soft. They are solidly colored and detailed with a positive feeling as well. They support the text of Todd and show the story as well.
“Women like me aren’t supposed to run for office.”