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Pauli Murray: The Life of a Pioneering Feminist and Civil Rights Activist

By Rosita Stevens-Holsey and Terry Catasús Jennings

$18.99 US / $25.99 CAN

This biography of Pauli Murray is a groundbreaking new nonfiction book intended for the middle grade audience written in verse.

Pauli Murray was a thorn in the side of white America demanding justice and equal treatment for all. She was a queer civil rights and women’s rights activist before any movement advocated for either–the brilliant mind that, in 1944, conceptualized the arguments that would win Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka; and in 1964, the arguments that won women equality in the workplace.

Throughout her life, she fought for the oppressed, not only through changing laws, but by using her powerful prose to influence those who could affect change. She lived by her convictions and challenged authority to demand fairness and justice regardless of the personal consequences. Without seeking acknowledgment, glory, or financial gain for what she did, Pauli Murray fought in the trenches for many of the rights we take for granted. Her goal was human rights and the dignity of life for all.

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Book Details

ISBN9781499812510
Page Count288
FormatHardcover
SubformatMiddle Grade Nonfiction
Trim size5.5 x 8.25
Age range10-14
Publication dateJanuary 11, 2022
Publication seasonSpring 2022

Product Description

This biography of Pauli Murray is a groundbreaking new nonfiction book intended for the middle grade audience written in verse.

Pauli Murray was a thorn in the side of white America demanding justice and equal treatment for all. She was a queer civil rights and women’s rights activist before any movement advocated for either–the brilliant mind that, in 1944, conceptualized the arguments that would win Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka; and in 1964, the arguments that won women equality in the workplace.

Throughout her life, she fought for the oppressed, not only through changing laws, but by using her powerful prose to influence those who could affect change. She lived by her convictions and challenged authority to demand fairness and justice regardless of the personal consequences. Without seeking acknowledgment, glory, or financial gain for what she did, Pauli Murray fought in the trenches for many of the rights we take for granted. Her goal was human rights and the dignity of life for all.