Biddy Mason speaks up

by White, Arisa,

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Building on the brilliance of Fred Korematsu Speaks Up , the newest installment in the Fighting for Justice series introduces young readers to another real-life champion for civil rights: Bridget "Biddy" Mason, an African American philanthropist, healer, and midwife who was born into slavery. When Biddy arrived in California, where slavery was technically illegal, she was kept captive by her owners and forced to work without pay. But when Biddy learned that she was going to be taken to a slave state, she launched a plan to win her freedom. She refused to be defined by her enslavement, and coauthors Arisa White and Laura Atkins devote much of their narrative to Biddy Mason's later life as a business and civic leader in the fledgling city of Los Angeles. Biddy Mason Speaks Up is an age-appropriate yet unflinching examination of slavery, racism, and community healing in the United States. Each chapter begins with lyrical verse and full-color illustrations that draw readers into the narrative, and is followed by visually engaging sections filled with keyword definitions, historical context, timelines, and primary sources. Throughout the book, the authors pose questions to the reader, such as "How do you see power at work in your community?", making Biddy Mason's story all the more relatable to the present day.
Plantation wounds
Stolen and carried away
Long walk west, 1848
Cottonwood, Utah
California dreaming
Freedom for some
Verdict, 1856
Living free
Building community.

Additional Information
Series Fighting for justice.
Subjects Mason, Biddy, -- 1818-1891 -- Juvenile literature.
Mason, Biddy, -- 1818-1891.
Women slaves -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Slaves -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
African American women -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
African American midwives -- California -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Overland journeys to the Pacific -- Juvenile literature.
African American women -- California -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Freedmen -- California -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Frontier and pioneer life -- California -- Juvenile literature.
Women slaves -- Biography.
Slaves -- Biography.
African American women -- Biography.
African American midwives -- Biography.
Overland journeys to the Pacific.
Freedmen -- Biography.
Frontier and pioneer life.
Publisher Berkeley, California :[2019]
Contributors Atkins, Laura, author.
Freeman, Laura (Illustrator), illustrator.
Language English
Description 105 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 97) and index.
ISBN 9781597144032
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