Young, Gifted and Black Book
Young, Gifted and Black Book
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Young, Gifted and Black

Written by Jamia Wilson and illustrated by Andrea Pippins

Published by Wide-Eyed Editions

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Meet 52 icons of color from the past and present in this celebration of inspirational achievement - from figureheads, leaders and pioneers such as Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela and Rosa Parks, to cultural trailblazers and sporting heroes, including Stevie Wonder, Oprah Winfrey and Serena Williams. 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.

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  • Age Range: 8-12
  • Pages: 64
  • Book Type: picture
  • Publication Date: February 1, 2018
  • ISBN: 1786031582
  • ISBN 13: 978-1786031587
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Jamia Wilson

Author & Activist: Jamia Wilson is the executive director and publisher of the Feminist Press. She is a leading voice on feminist and gender justice issues whose words have appeared in and on the New York Times, The Guardian, BBC News, The Today Show, CNN, The Washington Post, Elle, Teen Vogue and more. She's a columnist for Rookie Magazine and has contributed to several books, including Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance, and Revolution. Jamia is an adjunct professor at the John Jay School for Criminal Justice and travels across the U.S. – and beyond – to to talk about race, feminism, leadership and so much more.

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Andrea Pippins

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 colour with tools and inspiration to create and tell their own stories. She is the best-selling creator of the colouring 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. Follow @andreapippins on Instagram and visit her website at

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