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Stand up! : ten mighty women who made a change  Cover Image Book Book

Stand up! : ten mighty women who made a change / Brittney Cooper, Cathy Ann Johnson.


Bestselling author Brittney Cooper is a leading Black feminist voice of our times. From her New York Times bestseller Eloquent Rage, selected by Emma Watson as an "Our Shared Shelf Book," to her frequent guest appearances on MSNBC, to her regular features on and, and her TED Talk with over 800K views, there's no question Brittney Cooper is one of the most preeminent Black influencers of today. Now, this author, professor, activist, and cultural critic brings her immense talents to the children's space with a seven-title publishing deal at Scholastic, spanning from picture books to middle grade, and launching with this momentous picture book debut: Stand Up!Stand Up! tells the story of ten historic female figures who changed the world by standing up for what's right, including legendary Civil Rights activists like Ruby Bridges and Rosa Parks and spanning to contemporary role models like Bree Newsome, who removed the confederate flag from the South Carolina state house grounds, and Mari Copeny, a youth activist who fought for clean water in Flint, Michigan. This inspirational biographical collection will live side by side with bestselling classics like Little Leaders and She Persisted yet offers a wholly original, powerful new voice and approach that make this story so singular, personal, and groundbreaking. Cooper's enlightening text depicts both famous and unsung Black women who took a stand and made the world a better place for future generations. Each heroic figure is interconnected by a united quest for equity, and offers young readers a stirring, inspirational call to action, reminding them that they are mighty too, and can be forces for change when they stand up! Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781338763850
  • ISBN: 1338763857
  • Physical Description: 40 unnumbered pages ; 8.83 x 0.43 x 11.19 inches
  • Publisher: New York : Scholastic, Inc., [2022]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Award book
Formatted Contents Note:
Mum Bett -- Phillis Wheatley -- Ida B. Wells -- Rosa Parks/Claudette Colvin -- Ruby Bridges -- Prathia Hall -- Lelia Foley -- Bree Newsome -- Mari Copeny.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 4-8 Scholastic, Inc.
Grades K-3 Scholastic, Inc.
Awards Note:
MASL Dogwood Readers Award nominee 2023
Subject: African American women political activists > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Women, Black > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Political participation > Juvenile literature.
Social action > Juvenile literature.
Assertiveness in children > Juvenile literature.

Available copies

  • 4 of 9 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Henry County Library System.


  • 0 current holds with 9 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Henry County - Lenora Blackmore J 920 .72 COOPER BRITTN (Text)
I0000000288216 Juvenile Non-Fiction Available -
Henry County - Main Library J 920 .72 COOPER BRITTN (Text)
I0000000288217 Juvenile Non-Fiction Available -

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