Shirley Chisholm Is a Verb

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There was a woman named Shirley Chisholm, and she was elected as a congresswoman because of her voice. She spoke up for people, and her campaign was “Unbought and Unbossed.” She went to Washington D.C., but she was the only Black woman there. It was very lonely for her. The rest of the people there were white men, but Shirley didn’t give up. She used her words to fight back. She was on a bunch of television channels, and she announced that she was running for president. Shirley was the first female and the first Black person to run for president. Shirley didn’t win, but she never gave up. Barack Obama awarded her the Medal of Freedom. Shirley helped inspire Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and many other people in politics. 

I thought it was nice of Shirley to do all these things for other people. She was very brave, and she never gave up when things got tough for her. She always spoke up! I like the illustrations because the pictures look like the real pictures of Shirley. I recommend this book to people who like books about history, different people, and strong and brave women. 

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Author Veronica Chambers
Star Count 5/5
Format Hardcover Picture Book
Page Count 40 pages
Publisher Dial Books
Publish Date 7/28/2020
ISBN 9780803730892
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Issue September 2020
Category Children's


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