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Biddy Mason Speaks Up (Hardcover): Arisa White, Laura Atkins

Biddy Mason Speaks Up (Hardcover)

Arisa White, Laura Atkins; Illustrated by Laura Freeman

Series: Fighting for Justice, 2

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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.

General

Imprint: Heyday Books
Country of origin: United States
Series: Fighting for Justice, 2
Release date: December 2018
Authors: Arisa White • Laura Atkins
Illustrators: Laura Freeman
Dimensions: 229 x 178 x 13mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Paper over boards
Pages: 112
ISBN-13: 978-1-59714-403-2
Categories: Books > Children's & Educational > Humanities
Books > Children's & Educational > Geography & environment
Books > Children's & Educational > Life skills & personal awareness, general studies
Books > Children's & Educational > Humanities > History
Books > Children's & Educational > Geography & environment > Geography
Books > Children's & Educational > Life skills & personal awareness, general studies > Personal awareness: family, relationship & social issues
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Books > Children's & Educational > Geography & environment > Geography > Human geography / peoples of the world
Books > Children's & Educational > Life skills & personal awareness, general studies > Personal awareness: family, relationship & social issues > Racism, sexism & prejudice
Books > Children's & Educational > Geography & environment > Geography > Human geography / peoples of the world > General
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LSN: 1-59714-403-7
Barcode: 9781597144032

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