What Do You Do with a Voice Like That?: The Story of Extraordinary Congresswoman Barbara Jordan
What Do You Do with a Voice Like That?: The Story of Extraordinary Congresswoman Barbara Jordan
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What Do You Do with a Voice Like That?: The Story of Extraordinary Congresswoman Barbara Jordan

Written by Chris Barton & illustrated by Ekua Holmes
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4 - 8
Reading age
48
Page count
28
Words per page
770L
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Sep 25, 2018
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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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Book Details

ISBN
9781481465618
Publication Date
September 25, 2018
Publisher
Beach Lane Books
Page Count
48
Words Per Page
27.583333333333332
Audience
Picture
Reading Age
4 - 8 years
Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
2017037353
Lexile® Level
770L
Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
~R
ATOS® Book Level
4.6
Accelerated Reader® Points
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz
500044
Accelerated Reader Interest Level
LG

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