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What Do You Do with a Voice Like That?

Written by Chris Barton & illustrated by Ekua Holmes
Published by Beach Lane Books
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“When Barbara Jordan talked, we listened.” —Former President of the United States, Bill Clinton Congresswoman Barbara Jordan had a big, bold, confident voice—and she knew how to use it! Learn all about her amazing career in this illuminating and inspiring picture book biography of the lawyer, educator, politician, and civil rights leader. Even as a child growing up in the Fifth Ward of Houston, Texas, Barbara Jordan stood out for her big, bold, booming, crisp, clear, confident voice. It was a voice that made people sit up, stand up, and take notice. So what do you do with a voice like that? Barbara took her voice to places few African American women had been in the 1960s: first law school, then the Texas state senate, then up to the United States congress. Throughout her career, she persevered through adversity to give voice to the voiceless and to fight for civil rights, equality, and justice. New York Times bestselling author Chris Barton and Caldecott Honoree Ekua Holmes deliver a remarkable picture book biography about a woman whose struggles and mission continue to inspire today.

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Who Wrote What Do You Do with a Voice Like That?

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Chris Barton

Chris Barton is the best-selling author of several books for children, including Shark vs. Train (Little, Brown) and The Day-Glo Brothers: The True Story of Bob and Joe Switzer’s Bright Ideas and BrandNew Colors. He lives in Austin, Texas.

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Who Illustrated What Do You Do with a Voice Like That?

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Ekua Holmes

Ekua Holmes is a native of Roxbury, MA, a graduate of the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and a recipient of the 2013 NAACP Image Award. Her picture books include the Caldecott Honor book Voice of Freedom and the Coretta Scott King Award winners Out of Wonder and Stuff of Stars. She is assistant director of MassArt’s Center for Art and Community Partnerships. ekuaholmes.com

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Book Details

ISBN:
9781481465618
Publication Date:
September 25, 2018
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
2017037353
ASIN/ISBN 10:
1481465619
Lexile® Level:
770L
ATOS® Book Level:
4.59
Accelerated Reader® Points:
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
500044
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
LG

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