Superwomen : Wilma Rudolph, Billie Holiday, Mary McLeod Bethune and Madame C.J. Walker

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Told in first person, "SUPERWOMEN" shares the lives of four dynamic African American women. In this book written primarily for students in grades 1st through 2nd, the reader is briefly informed of the lives and accomplishments of Wilma Rudolph, Billie Holiday, Mary McLeod Bethune and Madame C.J. Walker. Each woman's story is different, yet quite similar; all four women reflect upon their decisions to stick to their goals and to never give up on their dreams. An encouraging read for students in school as well as at home. Enjoy!show more

Product details

  • 6-8
  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 215.9 x 279.4 x 2.29mm | 145.15g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • colour illustrations
  • 1514184133
  • 9781514184134

About Jamantha Williams Watson

About the Author It was a Tuesday afternoon, the class had just come in from recess. The temperature in Buffalo, New York was frigid that day; as snow fell in heavy clumps. It was the perfect time to write an essay. While sitting in Ms. Mumm's English class, Jamantha Watson wrote her first short story. "My Family's Camping Adventures" detailed her family's hiking trip into the Alleghany Mountains. Not only did Watson's English teacher find the story amusing, her classmates did as well. Writing and reading that story peaked an interest in storytelling. A voracious reader, by eighth grade Watson had devoured nearly all of the children's books and plays in the Buffalo Public Library. She has enjoyed consuming gazillions of books since then. At a young age her parents instilled the importance of both writing and reading and the incredible nourishment they add to an individual's overall development. One of Jamantha Watson's most inspiring quotes was written by Dr. Seuss. "You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose."show more