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Shining Bright, Shining Black: Meet 100 Inspiring Black Icons

Jamia Wilson

Shining Bright, Shining Black! is a rebound treasury of the best-selling, genre-defining Young, Gifted and Black, and its follow-up Young, Gifted and Black Too. Meet 100 icons of color from the past, including inspiring figures from as far back as the 1500s, and present day, in this celebration of inspirational achievement.

This treasury includes a collection of stories about changemakers to encourage, inspire and empower the next generation of changemakers, as well as exciting newmaterial and a detailed timeline. This is idealfor educators and homeschoolers studying Black excellence, with a huge range of figures to explore over the academic year. Biographies are ordered chronologically, and the range of figures showcases a global selection in line with the movement towards decolonising our history and curricula.

Strong, courageous, talented and diverse, these extraordinary men and women's achievements will inspire a new generation to chase their dream... whatever it may be.

The 100 icons: Juan Latino, Queen Nanny, Toussaint Louverture, Alexander Pushkin, Alexandre Dumas, Mary Seacole, Harriet Tubman, Yaa Asantewaa, George Washington Carver, Matthew Henson, Madam C J Walker, W.E.B Du Bois, Moses and Calvin McKissack, Bessie Coleman, Ann Lowe, Albert Luthuli, Louis Armstrong, Langston Hughes, Charles R Drew, Josephine Baker, Thurgood Marshall, Jesse Owens, Rosa Parks, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Nelson Mandela, George Washington Gibbs Jr., George Washington Gibbs Jr., Jackie Robinson, Shirley Chisholm, Bertina Lopes, Frantz Fanon, Hans Massaquoi, Sidney Poitier, Maya Angelou, Coretta Scott King, MLK Jr, Mariama Bâ, Gladys Mae West, Chinua Achebe, Alvin Ailey, Toni Morrison, Miriam Makeba, Nina Simone, Annie Easley, Ngugi Wa Thiong'o, Kofi Annan, John Lewis, Wangari Maathai, Pele, Muhammad Ali, Aretha Franklin, Angela Davis, Bob Marley, Octavia Butler, Thomas Sankara, Iman, Oprah Winfrey, Mae Jemison, Prince, Yannick Noah, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Obamas, Malorie Blackman, Maurice Ashley, Ozwald Boateng, Brian Lara, Steve McQueen, Naomi Campbell, Marcus Samuelsson, Leymah Gbowee, Ava Duvernay, Laverne Cox, Cathy Freeman, Zadie Smith, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Serena & Venus, Beyonce and Solange, Misty Copeland, Nicola Adams, Mo Farah, Esperanza Spalding, Phoebe Robinson, Lewis Hamilton, Usain Bolt, Michaela Coel, Colin Kaepernick, Kadeena Cox, Aisha Dee, Adenike Oladosu, Naomi Osaka, Simone Biles, Amanda Gorman, Ntando Mahlangu, Zaila Avant-Garde and Mari Copeny.

Discover more empowering books by the same author-illustrator team: Young, Gifted and Black, Too; Baby Young, Gifted, and Black; Young, Gifted and Black; Step into Your Power; Step into My Power and Big Ideas For Young Thinkers.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Wide Eyed Editions
  • Publish Date: Aug 6th, 2024
  • Pages: 128
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 10.87in - 9.25in - 0.32in - 1.10lb
  • EAN: 9780711297166
  • Recommended age: 07-10
  • Categories: Biography & Autobiography - Cultural & RegionalAfrican American & BlackActivism & Social Justice

About the Author

Jamia Wilson joined Random House as an executive editor in 2021, and is the former executive director and publisher of the Feminist Press. An activist and writer, Wilson has contributed to New York Magazine, The New York Times, The Today Show, CNN, BBC, Teen Vogue, Elle, Refinery 29, Rookie, and The Guardian. She is the author of Young Gifted and Black; Baby Young, Gifted, and Black; Step Into Your Power; and Big Ideas for Young Thinkers. She is also a co-author of Road Map for Revolutionaries and wrote the introduction and oral history to Together We Rise: Behind the Scenes at the Protest Heard Around the World.

Andrea Pippins is an illustrator, designer, and author who has a passion for creating images that reflect what she wants to see in art, media, and pop culture. Her vision is to empower people of color with tools and inspiration to create and tell their own stories. She is the best-selling creator of the coloring book I Love My Hair and the interactive journal Becoming Me. Her clients include O: The Oprah Magazine, Scoop Magazine, Family Circle, The Huffington Post, Bustle, Free People, Lincoln Center, and the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Andrea is based in Stockholm, Sweden.