Award-winning author Joyce Hansen gives voice to 13 amazing African American women who have overcome adversity to make their mark in history. Each of these women will capture your heart and mind as you listen to their inspiring life stories. Hear about the life of acclaimed actress Ruby Dee and 1983 Pulitzer Prize winner Alice Walker. Meet the first African American woman to travel into space and the first African American resident neurosurgeon. These fascinating women remind us That with determination, we can overcome any obstacle. Myra Lucretia Taylor's heartwarming narration will draw you further into the lives of these astonishing women. "This is inspirational, but it's also effective as art and as history."-Kirkus Reviews "This handsome volume will likely engender in readers an appreciation for life's countless possibilities, and send them scrambling to find out more about these extraordinary women."-Publishers Weekly
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"Narrator Myra Lucretia Taylor perfectly conveys the courage of 13 African-American women who became inspirations to so many. She skillfully begins each mini-biography in a different voice as each woman tells her own story. Some inclusions are Ida B. Wells, Ella Josephine Baker, Septima Poinsette Clark, and Fannie Lou Hamer (who famously said, "I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired"). Taylor aptly quotes from the works of Maya Angelou, Alice Walker, and Toni Morrison while her spirited Ruby Dee shares the details of her impressive career as an actress and activist. It's thrilling to hear Mae C. Jemison recall her childhood dream of becoming an astronaut. Equally moving is Dr. Alexa Canady's account of becoming a neurosurgeon. Listeners will be enlightened and motivated. S.G.B. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"