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Bold words from black women

inspiration and truths from 50 extraordinary leaders who helped shape our world
"This . . . illustrated book is a collection of quotes from 50 inspirational Black women who have shaped the world we live in, from Toni Morrison to Angela Davis, from Solange and Beyonce Knowles to Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex"--Provided by publisher.

Who sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott?

Rosa Parks
A story of resistance, strength and unwavering spirit, this graphic novel about Rosa Parks invites readers to immerse themselves in the life of the civil rights leader and the powerful act that earned her the title "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement.".


a novel
"Violeta comes into the world on a stormy day in 1920, the first girl in a family of five boisterous sons. The ripples of the Great War are still being felt, even as the Spanish flu arrives on the shores of her South American homeland almost at the moment of her birth. As the Great Depression transforms the genteel city life she has known, Violeta's family loses all and is forced to retreat to a wild and beautiful but remote part of the country. She tells her story in the form of a letter to someone she loves above all others, recounting devastating heartbreak and passionate affairs, times of both poverty and wealth, terrible loss and immense joy. Her life will be shaped by some of the most important events of history: the fight for women's rights, the rise and fall of tyrants, and, ultimately, not one but two pandemics"--Adapted from dust jacket.

Sasha Banks

"When Sasha Banks is in the ring, she's the boss. A lifelong wrestling fan, Sasha Banks worked hard to earn her spot as a top member of the women's division of the WWE. She made her name in NXT, particularly in incredible matches against Bayley . . . this book follows Sasha on her path from fan to one of the best-known women's wrestlers in the world"--Provided by publisher.

Elena Delle Donne

Examines the life and career of American basketball player Elena Delle Donne.

Charlotte Flair

A brief biography of professional wrestler Charlotte Flair.

Becky Lynch

"'The Man' Becky Lynch has taken over the WWE women's division-and she's not giving it back. Becky Lynch is a multiple title holder, an outspoken TV character, and one of the best women's wrestlers in the world. She began training as a wrestler as a teenager and traveled away from her native Ireland to pursue her dream in the ring"--Provided by publisher.


A brief biography of professional wrestler Bayley.

Black ballerinas

my journey to our legacy
"From New York Times bestselling and award-winning author and American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Misty Copeland comes a nonfiction picture book celebrating dancers of color who have influenced her on and off the stage. As a young girl living in a motel with her mother and her five siblings, Misty Copeland didn't have a lot of exposure to ballet or prominent dancers. She was sixteen when she saw a Black ballerina on a magazine cover for the first time. The experience emboldened Misty and told her that she wasn't alone--and her dream wasn't impossible. In the years since, Misty has only learned more about the trailblazing women who made her own success possible by pushing back against repression and racism with their talent and tenacity. Misty brings these women's stories to a new generation of readers and gives them the recognition they deserve. With an introduction from Misty about the legacy these women have had on dance and on her career itself, this book delves into the lives and careers of women of color who fundamentally changed the landscape of American ballet from the early twentieth century to today"-- Provided by publisher.

A slow fire burning

"When a young man is found gruesomely murdered in a London houseboat, it triggers questions about three women in particular"--Provided by publisher.


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