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What do you do with a voice like that?: the story of extraordinary congresswoman Barbara Jordan

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Beach Lane Books,
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First edition.
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"When Barbara Jordan talked, we listened." --Former President of the United States, Bill Clinton Congresswoman Barbara Jordan had a big, bold, confident voice--and she knew how to use it! Learn all about her amazing career in this illuminating and inspiring picture book biography of the lawyer, educator, politician, and civil rights leader. Even as a child growing up in the Fifth Ward of Houston, Texas, Barbara Jordan stood out for her big, bold, booming, crisp, clear, confident voice. It was a voice that made people sit up, stand up, and take notice. So what do you do with a voice like that? Barbara took her voice to places few African American women had been in the 1960s: first law school, then the Texas state senate, then up to the United States congress. Throughout her career, she persevered through adversity to give voice to the voiceless and to fight for civil rights, equality, and justice. New York Times bestselling author Chris Barton and Caldecott Honoree Ekua Holmes deliver a remarkable picture book biography about a woman whose struggles and mission continue to inspire today.
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Grouping Titlewhat do you do with a voice like that the story of extraordinary congresswoman barbara jordan
Grouping Authorbarton chris
Grouping Categorybook
Last Grouping Update2020-01-09 04:11:39AM
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auth_author2Holmes, Ekua,
authorBarton, Chris,
author2-roleHolmes, Ekua,illustrator.
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Odenton Library - Children's Nonfiction
Severna Park Library - Children's Nonfiction
display_description"A picture book of lawyer, politician, and civil rights leader Barbara Jordan."--Provided by publisher.
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ils:a1547659BookBooksFirst edition.EnglishBeach Lane Books, [2018]1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 30 cm
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subject_facetAfrican American women legislators -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
African American women legislators -- Texas -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Jordan, Barbara, -- 1936-1996 -- Juvenile literature
Legislators -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Picture books
Texas -- Politics and government -- 1951- -- Juvenile literature
United States. -- Congress. -- House -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
title_displayWhat do you do with a voice like that? : the story of extraordinary congresswoman Barbara Jordan
title_fullWhat do you do with a voice like that? : the story of extraordinary congresswoman Barbara Jordan / Chris Barton ; illustrated by Ekua Holmes
title_shortWhat do you do with a voice like that?
title_subthe story of extraordinary congresswoman Barbara Jordan
topic_facetAfrican American women legislators
Jordan, Barbara
Politics and government