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 What do you do with a voice like that? : the story of extraordinary Congresswoman Barbara Jordan
 Author: Barton, Chris

 Publisher:  Beach Lane Books (2018)

 Dewey: 328.73
 Classification: Biography
 Physical Description: [48] p., col. ill., 30 cm

 BTSB No: 095095 ISBN: 9781481465618
 Ages: 6-9 Grades: 1-4

 Jordan, Barbara, -- 1936-1996
 United States. -- Congress. -- House -- Biography
 Legislators -- United States -- Biography
 African American women legislators -- Biography
 African American women legislators -- Texas -- Biography
 Texas -- Politics and government -- 1951-

Price: $22.78

A picture book on lawyer, politician, and civil rights leader Barbara Jordan.

 Illustrator: Holmes, Ekua
Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 4.60
   Points: .5   Quiz: 500044
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: K-2
   Reading Level: 4.70
   Points: 2.0   Quiz: 76944

   Kirkus Reviews (+) (08/15/18)
   School Library Journal (+) (10/01/18)
 The Hornbook (00/11/18)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 10/01/2018 Gr 3–6—In a timely yet subtle call-to-action, Barton exemplifies the importance and power of using one's innate gifts and interests to affect positive change. Throughout this supremely accessible picture book biography, readers are asked to consider: "What do you do with a voice like that?" A voice that causes "folks to sit right up, stand up straight, and take notice." Well, if you're Barbara Jordan, you put it to good use. And if you're Barton and Holmes, you create an extraordinary book to ensure that her voice is not forgotten. Everything succeeds in this collaborative effort to accurately reflect the power of Jordan's voice and the impact she made on those she worked with and for, from the oversize trim to the large, succinct text punctuated with complimentary colors, to the hefty paper weight and extended length. Without compromising coherence, Barton keeps the narrative closely aligned with his theme and provides a detailed time line at the end for those who desire more information about Jordan's personal and professional life. Holmes's mixed media collage illustrations will make readers sit up and take notice, too. With her signature use of bold colors and rich textures, Holmes brings Jordan and her remarkable story to life through portrait-style images that reflect the significance of her leadership and honor the integrity that characterizes her legacy. VERDICT An essential purchase for nonfiction collections.—Lynn Van Auken, Oak Bluffs School, MA - Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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