Young, Gifted and Black: Meet 52 Black Heroes from Past and Present

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About the Author

Jamia Wilson joined Random House as an executive editor in 2021, and is the former executive director and publisher of the Feminist Press. An activist and writer, Wilson has contributed to New York Magazine, The New York Times, The Today Show, CNN, BBC, Teen Vogue, Elle, Refinery 29, Rookie, and The Guardian. She is the author of Young Gifted and Black; Baby Young, Gifted, and Black; Step Into Your Power; and Big Ideas for Young Thinkers. She is also a co-author of Road Map for Revolutionaries and wrote the introduction and oral history to Together We Rise: Behind the Scenes at the Protest Heard Around the World.

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 color with tools and inspiration to create and tell their own stories. She is the best-selling creator of the coloring 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.


"to be revisited again and again...The candy-colored pages and straightforward stories are hard to resist..."--The New York Times
"A luminous and diverse tribute to black movers and shakers across the centuries."--Publishers Weekly
"...exuberant...exquisitely designed...a launching point for more discoveries."--School Library Journal, Starred Review
"Diverse collection of iconic figures...vibrantly illustrated...beautifully crafted volume..."--Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
"A brilliant edition to the new wave of inspirational anthologies for girls and boys"--HuffPost