• Our Brave Foremothers

  • Celebrating 100 Black, Brown, Asian, and Indigenous Women Who Changed the Course of History
  • By: Rozella Kennedy
  • Narrated by: Deanna Anthony
  • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins

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Our Brave Foremothers

By: Rozella Kennedy
Narrated by: Deanna Anthony
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Publisher's summary

Inspired by her own foremothers’ legacies and the friendships formed throughout her life, Rozella Kennedy centers and celebrates the stories of 100 Black, Brown, Asian, and Indigenous women—both famous and little-known—who changed the course of US history.

In Our Brave Foremothers, discover an intergenerational, intercultural bouquet of Black, Brown, Asian, and Indigenous women lifted into the significance that they deserve.

• From Etel Adnan to Mary Jones, Thelma Garcia Buchholdt to Pura Belpré to Zitkála-Šá, here are 100 women of color who left a lasting mark on United States history. Including both famous and little-known names, the thoughtful profiles and detailed portraits of these women herald their achievements and passions.

• Following each entry is a prompt that asks you to connect your life to theirs, an inspiring way to understand their influence and the power of their stories. To consider on a deeper level the devotedness of Clara Brown, the fearlessness of Jovita Idár, the guts of Grace Lee Boggs, or the selflessness of Martha Louise Morrow Foxx. And to be as brave as we each can be—and then beyond that.

©2023 Rozella Kennedy (P)2023 Workman Publishing Company

Critic reviews

“A long overdue portrayal of inspiring hidden figures whose stories needed to be told to the world.”—Rokhaya Diallo, journalist, writer, and award-winning filmmaker

Our Brave Foremothers sheds truth on old perceptions and gives us stories both informative and inspiring about women who paved the way for generations of women to follow.”—Audrey Edwards, former executive editor of Essence magazine and author of American Runaway: Black and Free in Paris in the Trump Years

Our Brave Foremothers is the book that every family should have on their coffee table. It’s a visual encyclopedia of greatness for our future generation to know about the work done by these important women.”—Joy Cho, author and founder of Oh Joy!

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