Our Brave Foremothers: Celebrating 100 Black, Brown, Asian, and Indigenous Women Who Changed the Course of History

Workman. Apr. 2023. 208p. ISBN 9781523514557. $20. BIOG
Kennedy, Camber Collective’s director of impact and equity, builds upon her career to foster intersectional equity and antiracism with this debut title. Her book features short biographies of 100 notable women who are Black, Brown, Indigenous, or Asian. Each profile is easily digestible and illustrated, and each features an inspiring quote and a prompt from the author for further meditation on the subject. Some of these prompts are only tangentially related to the topic, but this work is still a solid tome. Collectively, the book celebrates the contributions women of color have made to politics, the arts, cultures, and civil rights. Readers will recognize some names, such as Harriet Tubman, but many entrants will likely prove new. The vibrant color illustrations position the book as suitable for high school students and adults. This book enlightens and entertains.
VERDICT At a time when women’s history is being lifted up, this accessible work will edify casual and academic readers and may be used as a reference for some.
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