Stand Up! 10 Mighty Women Who Made a Change
In her debut picture book Stand Up! 10 Mighty Women Who Made a Change (Orchard Books, 2022), Brittney Cooper, professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Africana Studies at Rutgers University, introduces young audiences to ten revolutionary Black women who changed the world. One of the leading Black feminist voices of our time, Professor Cooper brings together stories of women, from historical to contemporary, ranging from Civil Rights activists Ruby Bridges and Rosa Parks to modern heroes like Bree Newsome, who removed the confederate flag from the South Carolina State House grounds, and Mari Copeny, a youth activist who fought for clean water in Flint, Michigan. Their strength and courage come alive in the vivid and powerful illustrations by Cathy Ann Johnson and inspire all of us to stand up to injustice.
Organized by Nicole Simpson, Associate Curator of Prints and Drawings