Our Brave Foremothers

Celebrating 100 Black, Brown, Asian, and Indigenous Women Who Changed the Course of History
by Rozella Kennedy, Joelle Avelino

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Inspired by her own foremothers’ legacies and the friendships formed throughout her life, Rozella Kennedy centers and celebrates the stories of 100 Black, Brown, Asian, and Indigenous women—both famous and little-known—who changed the course of US history.
In the beautiful pages of Our Brave Foremothers, discover an intergenerational, intercultural bouquet...
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Published By Workman Publishing Company

Format Hardback


Number Of Pages 208

Publication Date 04/11/2023

ISBN 9781523514557

Dimensions 6.5 inches x 8.8 inches

"Kennedy compiles short, eminently readable biographies of one-hundred Black, Brown, Asian, and Indigenous women in this interactive book…Activists, artists, athletes, and scientists all receive long overdue recognition in this attractive volume that is well-suited for public library and circulating reference collections. This engaging illustrated volume is well-suited to young scholars.” Booklist

“At a time when women’s history is being lifted up, this accessible work will edify casual and academic readers and may be used as a reference for some.” Library Journal

“An essential book that connects us to our past and current sisters and reminds us that each of our stories matters.” —Ruth Chan, illustrator and author

“A long overdue portrayal of inspiring hidden figures whose stories needed to be told to the world.” —Rokhaya Diallo, journalist, writer, and award-winning filmmaker

Our Brave Foremothers sheds truth on old perceptions and gives us stories both informative and inspiring about women who paved the way for generations of women to follow.” —Audrey Edwards, former executive editor of Essence magazine and author of American Runaway: Black and Free in Paris in the Trump Years

Our Brave Foremothers is the book that every family should have on their coffee table. It’s a visual encyclopedia of greatness for our future generation to know about the work done by these important women.” —Joy Cho, author and founder of Oh Joy!