She Persisted: Opal Lee

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By Sheila P. Moses

An illustrated history book designed for readers in grades 6th to 9th. Also educational for people of all ages!

Opal Lee grew up as a Black girl in Texas at a time when Black and white people were kept separate and Black people had fewer opportunities than white people did. She knew that this wasn't right, and she grew up to be a teacher and community leader, determined to help create a better future for all people. A big part of her work and life was making Juneteenth a national holiday to mark the end of enslavement for Black Americans. She loved this day both as a celebration and as a way of teaching about the past. Opal's work and dedication have helped millions of people learn about important parts of American history. 

96 pages with 14 greyscale illustrations.

5.5" x .5" x 7.88"

Text Copyright 2023 by Chelsea Clinton

Image Copyright 2023 by Alexandra Boiger