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She was the First!
She was the First!: The Trailblazing Life of Shirley Chisholm | Katheryn Russell-Brown
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"A picture biography of educator and politician Shirley Chisholm, who in 1968 was the first Black woman elected to Congress and in 1972 was the first Black candidate from a major political party (the Democratic party) to run for the United States presidency. An afterword with additional information, photographs, and source lists are included"--
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Emitalski

“Most doors were closed to her because she was Black and she was a woman. Plus, she was very short!”

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Emitalski

The story is wonderful for learning about important leaders that are not highlighted otherwise.

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Emitalski
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Written by Katheryn Russel-Brown and illustrated by Eric Velasquez, this book is about Shirley Chisholm. It was published in 2020 and highlights the life of Shirley and the many firsts she accomplished. She used her voice to speak up for people who had little to no voice. It talks about her trailblazing career in politics and her as an overall person. I think it is a great read for children learning about pivotal leaders.

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analesemarrison

“One time Shirley encouraged the women in a local group to stand up to the men and demand respect.“

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analesemarrison

I found this story to truly be inspirational and we need to talk about accomplishments like this in the classroom.

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analesemarrison
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Shirley Chisholm was the first black woman to be elected into Congress. This story tells and talks about how she made an impact on those around her.

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Lilyj9
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The last sentence on the right page. I love how she believes that she can take charge just as the others have, even though many of her classmates and other people do not believe so.

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I find this interesting that they would put her in a younger grade, considering that she was a sixth grade level and didn‘t understand that she was at a higher level.

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Pickpick

This is a timely, inspiring picture book biography of the dynamic twentieth-century educator, activist, and politician Shirley Chisholm, who opened the door for women in the political arena and for the first black president of the United States.

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amberpeltz
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This is a timely, inspiring picture book biography of the dynamic twentieth-century educator, activist, and politician Shirley Chisholm. Chisholm, a woman of many firsts, was an unforgettable political trailblazer, a candidate of the people and catalyst of change who opened the door for women in the political arena and for the first Black president of the United States.

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Jhill24

Deep, impactful biography. Easy read for kids who are starting biographies and historical figures.

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Mehso-so

Deep, inspiring book, and biography about Shirley Chisolm. It moves through her life and how she made an impact and became the first black congresswoman