Stacey's Extraordinary Words

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Product Details

Price
$19.99  $18.59
Publisher
Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
Publish Date
Pages
32
Dimensions
9.42 X 11.22 X 0.46 inches | 0.95 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780063209473

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About the Author

Stacey Abrams is an author, serial entrepreneur, nonprofit CEO and political leader. After eleven years in the Georgia House of Representatives, seven as Minority Leader, Abrams became the 2018 Democratic nominee for Governor of Georgia, where she won more votes than any other Democrat in the state's history. She has founded multiple organizations devoted to voting rights, training and hiring young people of color, and tackling social issues at both the state and national levels; and she is a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Abrams is the 2012 recipient of the John F. Kennedy New Frontier Award and the first black woman to become the gubernatorial nominee for a major party in the United States.

Kitt Thomas is a first-generation Lucian American author-illustrator and graduate of the Ringling College of Art and Design with a BFA in visual studies. Kitt's mission is to celebrate Black culture with their drawings and to encourage inclusion in all forms of art, as they found it hard to see themself properly represented in the media they enjoyed growing up. They have worked with such companies as Netflix, Hasbro, and Cartoon Network. They are the #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator of Stacey's Extraordinary Words.

Reviews

"Abrams shares her love of words in this picture book drawn from a childhood memory. Readers will see the beginnings of a lifelong fascination with words, as well as the passion for fighting for others. A great addition for collections looking for stories about current political figures, as well as story time with a biography emphasis." -- School Library Journal (starred review)

"This engaging, edifying, delightfully nerdy childhood retrospective from one of today's inspirational leaders speaks volumes." -- Kirkus Reviews

"With warmth and candor, politician and voting rights activist Abrams tells a fictionalized story of her first spelling bee, emphasizing the value of education, of focusing on effort over result, and of standing up to bullying. In competition, Abrams reminds readers, victory can take years to arrive--and integrity and courtesy are always more important." -- Publishers Weekly

"Charming and powerful." -- Booklist