Shirley Chisholm Dared: The Story of the First Black Woman in Congress by Alicia D. Williams
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Shirley Chisholm Dared: The Story of the First Black Woman in Congress
by Alicia D. Williams, Illustrated by April Harrison

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    List Price: $17.99
    Format: Hardcover, 48 pages
    Classification: Nonfiction
    Target Age Group: Picture Book
    ISBN13: 9780593123683
    Imprint: Anne Schwartz Books
    Publisher: Penguin Random House
    Parent Company: Bertelsmann
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    Discover the inspiring story of the first black woman elected to Congress and to run for president in this picture book biography from a Newbery Honor-winning author and a Coretta Scott King-John Steptoe New Talent Award-winning illustrator.

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    Meet Shirley, a little girl who asks way too many questions! After spending her early years on her grandparents’ farm in Barbados, she returns home to Brooklyn and immediately makes herself known. Shirley kicks butt in school; she breaks her mother’s curfew; she plays jazz piano instead of classical. And as a young adult, she fights against the injustice she sees around her, against women and black people. Soon she is running for state assembly…and winning in a landslide. Three years later, she is on the campaign trail again, as the first black woman to run for Congress. Her slogan? "Fighting Shirley Chisholm—Unbought and Unbossed!" Does she win? You bet she does.

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