Opal Lee (She Persisted)

Opal Lee (She Persisted)

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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 Opal Lee!

Opal Lee grew up as a Black girl in Texas at a time when Black and white people were kept separate and Black people had fewer opportunities than white people did. She knew that this wasn’t right, and she grew up to be a teacher and a community leader, determined to help create a better future for all people. A big part of her work and life was making Juneteenth a national holiday to mark the end of enslavement for Black Americans. She loved this day as both a celebration and as a way of teaching about the past. Opal’s work and dedication has helped millions of people learn about important parts of American history.
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ISBN: 9780593623510

Published Date: December 19, 2023

Publisher: Philomel Books

Language: English

Page Count: 65

Size: 7.66" l x 5.39" w x 0.41" h

Age Classification: Ages 6 to 8

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Kids