Ships mid-February for Black History month. We're excited to be adding a foreword written by HeritageMom, Amber O'Neal Johnston. See more below!
Here’s the inspiring true story of a young girl determined to read, who went on to become a teacher, the founder of a college and a hospital, an adviser to politicians, and a great humanitarian. She was Mary McLeod Bethune, the fifteenth child of hardworking parents, and the first of her family born into freedom. Her ancestry was entirely of African origin, a point of pride throughout her life.
Mrs. Bethune worked tirelessly to educate Black people, both children and adults, and to provide them with healthcare, all as a foundation for lifting themselves out of poverty and illiteracy.
Young people of all races and walks of life will broaden their horizons by reading her story, the story of a compassionate, courageous, extraordinary woman who made a way out of no way.
Illustrated by Raymond Lufkin.
Amber O’Neal Johnston is a writer, speaker, and home educator who blends life-giving books with a culturally-rich environment for her four children and others. She’s the author of A Place to Belong, a guide for families of all backgrounds to celebrate cultural heritage and embrace inclusivity in the home and beyond, and she’s known for sharing literary “mirrors and windows” on HeritageMom.com.
Emma Gelders Sterne led an interesting life, short bio coming soon!