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

by Barton, Chris,

Format: Print Book 2018
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Summary
"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.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* This oversize picture-book biography of Barbara Jordan, the charismatic congresswoman from Texas, takes a chronological approach, beginning with her childhood and college days. It then continues on through her political career, paying special attention to the role she played as a member of the 1974 U.S. House Judiciary Committee and the stirring televised speech she made to a national audience regarding the committee's recommendation to impeach President Nixon. Due to increasingly serious health problems, she eventually had to withdraw from public life, but continued to teach law classes until her death in 1996, inspiring another generation of policymakers. The text features lyrical, inspiring language that will be easily accessible for young audiences, and a concluding time line fills in details. The vibrant multimedia illustrations spill across pages, incorporating collage and multiple overlay techniques. When shared with groups, the bright, bold images will be able to be seen by all audience members, even those way in the back. The overall theme is that Ms. Jordan had a strong, compelling voice. Whether expressing her own beliefs or speaking out on behalf of others, she made sure that she was heard and young readers are encouraged to do the same.--Kathleen McBroom Copyright 2018 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Barton presents a timely, lyrical celebration of Congress- woman Barbara Jordan. As a child growing up in the Fifth Ward in Houston, she commanded attention through her powerful voice ("What's the next thing you do with a voice like that?"). Jordan's intellectual curiosity and desire to be civically engaged led her to become a lawyer, then a politician, "to make change from within." Holmes's dramatic compositions blend painterly forms with layered, cut-paper collage work, displaying brilliant jewel tones and eye-catching patterns. Lewis is pictured speaking on the Senate floor and, as a congresswoman, on television. Jordan's multiple sclerosis, Barton explains, eventually led her to step away from public life and into education, but her voice, Barton concludes, is honored "by making our own voices heard." Ages 4-8. (Sept.) c Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Jordan, Barbara, -- 1936-1996 -- Juvenile literature.
United States. -- Congress. -- House -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Legislators -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
African American women legislators -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
African American women legislators -- Texas -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Texas -- Politics and government -- 1951- -- Juvenile literature.
Biographies.
Publisher New York :2018
Edition First edition.
Contributors Holmes, Ekua, illustrator.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9781481465618
1481465619
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