Dorothy Height (She Persisted)

by Kelly Starling Lyons (Author) Gillian Flint (Illustrator)

Dorothy Height (She Persisted)
Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade
Series: She Persisted

Inspired by the #1 New York Times bestseller She Persisted by Chelsea Clinton and Alexandra Boiger, a chapter book series about women who spoke up and rose up against the odds--including Dorothy Height!

Growing up as a Black girl in the 1920s and 1930s, Dorothy Height was denied access to a local swimming pool as well as admission to Barnard College because of her race. But she persisted in pushing for change, and became a seminal figure in both the civil rights and women's rights movements. She went on to be awarded the prestigious Presidential Medal of Freedom.

In this chapter book biography by award-winning author Kelly Starling Lyons, readers learn about the amazing life of Dorothy Height--and how she persisted.

Complete with an introduction from Chelsea Clinton, black-and-white illustrations throughout, and a list of ways that readers can follow in Dorothy Height's footsteps and make a difference! A perfect choice for kids who love learning and teachers who want to bring inspiring women into their curriculum.

And don't miss out on the rest of the books in the She Persisted series, featuring so many more women who persisted, including Harriet Tubman, Marian Anderson, Oprah Winfrey, Ruby Bridges, and more!

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Kelly Starling Lyons
KELLY STARLING LYONS es fundadora de Brown Bookshelf, artista docente y autora galardonada de libros infantiles. Su misión es destacar el legado de los héroes negros, celebrar la familia, la amistad y la herencia cultural, y mostrar a los niños que todos llevan un narrador dentro. Muchos de sus libros han sido premiados, incluyendo Libro de Honor Caldecott para Going Down Home with Daddy, Libro de Honor Geisel para Ty's Travels: Zip, Zoom, Premio Christopher para Tiara's Hat Parade, lista de mejores libros de Bank Street para Sing a Song: How Lift "Every Voice & Sing" Inspired Generations y selección Junior Library Guild para Dream Builder: The Story of Architect Philip Freelon. También es autora de la popular serie de libros infantiles de Jada Jones.

Chelsea Clinton es hija de Hilary Clinton, presidenciable en la campaña 2016 al Gobierno de Estados Unidos, y de Bill Clinton, el expresidente de los Estados Unidos. Estudió Historia en la Universidad de Standford. Tiene, también, un MPH de la Escuela Mailman de Salud Pública de Columbia y un doctorado en Relaciones Internacionales de la Universidad de Oxford. Actualmente es vicepresidenta de la Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation donde lidera iniciativas y proyectos relacionados con la mejora de la salud mundial, el incremento de oportunidades para las niñas y las mujeres, la reducción de la obesidad infantil y enfermedades prevenibles, la creación de lugares de trabajo y la formación de la nueva generación de líderes mundiales.
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Philomel Books
Publication date
February 07, 2023
She Persisted
BISAC categories
JNF018010 - Juvenile Nonfiction | People & Places | United States - African-American
JNF007120 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Women
Library of Congress categories
African Americans
African American women civil rights workers
Civil rights workers
United States
20th century
Civil rights
Social conditions
Race relations
Height, Dorothy I
National Council of Negro Women

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