She Persisted: Opal Lee

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Opal Lee grew up as a Black girl in segregated Texas, where she saw injustice and inequality throughout her life. As she got older, she became a teacher and a community leader, determined to help create a better future for those who followed. A big part of that was through Juneteenth, the holiday she loved both as a celebration and as a way of teaching history. Opal spread the word of Juneteenth throughout Texas and beyond, and was instrumental in helping it become a national holiday. Her work and dedication helped millions of people learn about important parts of American history.

In this chapter book biography by critically acclaimed author Shelia P. Moses, readers learn about the amazing life of Opal Lee—and how she persisted

Complete with an introduction from Chelsea Clinton, black-and-white illustrations throughout, and a list of ways that readers can follow in Opal Lee's footsteps and make a difference! A perfect choice for kids who love learning and teachers who want to bring inspiring women into their curriculum.

And don’t miss out on the rest of the books in the She Persisted series, featuring so many more women who persisted, including Harriet Tubman, Claudette Colvin, Coretta Scott King, Marian Anderson, and more!


Product Details:
ISBN/EAN: 0593623517 / 9780593623510
Publisher: Philomel Books 
Publish Date: December 19, 2023
Pages: 96
Target Age: 6-9