What Do You Do with a Voice Like That?: The Story of Extraordinary Congresswoman Barbara Jordan (Hardcover)

  • Title:What Do You Do with a Voice Like That?: The Story of Extraordinary Congresswoman Barbara Jordan (Hardcover)
  • Author:Chris Barton (Author), Ekua Holmes (Illustrator)
  • Publication Date:September 2018
  • Grade Level:4 - 8 years
  • ISBN:9781481465618
  • Publisher:Simon & Schuster

“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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Author Bio

Chris Barton is the author of picture books included on 19 state reading lists. Chris has advocated for greater diversity in children’s literature by co-founding the Modern First Library program with BookPeople.

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