Delve into What Do You Do With A Voice Like That? The Story of Extraordinary Congresswoman Barbara Jordan (Beach Lane, $17.99). Jordan was an outspoken advocate for justice and equality, had an unwavering faith in the Constitution, and genuinely believed people could work together to form a “national community.” With vibrant illustrations by artist Ekua Holmes and powerful storytelling by Chris Barton, this picture book brings Jordan’s voice back to life and provides inspiration for readers of all ages. Ages 8-12.
Evan Turk’s vivid illustrations will have your feet stomping and arms swinging to the music as you follow a hero’s journey from Mississippi to Chicago in Michael Mahin’s Muddy: The Story of Blues Legend Muddy Waters (Atheneum, $17.99).
Mark Gonzales has created a deeply personal story with a universal message in Yo Soy Muslim: A Father’s Letter to his Daughter (Salaam Reads, $17.99). Mehrdokht Amini’s detailed and vibrant illustrations of landscape, textiles, facial expressions, and skin tones complement the text in celebrating multicultural identities.