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Holding Her Own: The Exceptional Life of Jackie Ormes by [Traci N. Todd, Shannon Wright]

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When Chicago native Traci N. Todd was born, her parents decided her initials should stand for dynamite, just like her father's. He raised her on Ray Charles and Nina Simone, and her mother read her every good book. Traci is the author of Nina: A Story of Nina Simone, illustrated by Christian Robinson, and is also a children's book editor. She lives in Queens, New York, with her partner.

Shannon Wright is an illustrator and cartoonist based in Richmond, Virginia. She is the co-creator, with Varian Johnson, of
Twins, and she illustrated two picture books, My Mommy Medicine by Edwidge Danticat and I’m Gonna Push Through! by Jasmyn Wright. Shannon graduated with a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University, where she co-teaches a comics course during the summer. To learn more, visit her online at --This text refers to the hardcover edition.


★ "An effervescent tribute." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

--This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B09ZNVLM5T
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Orchard Books (Jan. 3 2023)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 90960 KB
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Traci N. Todd is an award-winning children's book author and the editor of many successful books, including the New York Times bestselling The ABCs of Black History. She is especially interested in amplifying the experiences of Black and brown folks and in inspiring inquisitiveness, compassion, and hope in all children. She believes the truth is powerful. And she loves a beautiful picture book.

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