A huge thank-you to Cynthia Chin-Lee whose vision brought us this diverse collection of amazing women. A tremendous reference that speaks to the beauty of all these women's actions, words and life work. Here are some of Cynthia's words in her author's note:
“As a child I loved reading biographies. When my teachers assigned a book report, I’d head straight for the biography shelves at Murch Elementary School library in Washington, D.C. Reading people’s life stories inspired me. I could empathize with their struggles, glory in their achievements, and use their examples to overcome the obstacles in my life.
Writing Amelia to Zora allowed me to do one of my favorite things—curl up with biographies of women I admire. Through each woman’s experiences I lived vicariously and was transformed by her strength, courage, and determination. As you learn about these women I hope you will also see the possibilities in your own life.”
Amelia to Zora: Twenty-Six Women Who Changed the World was written by Cynthia Chin-Lee, illustrated by Megan Halsey and Sean Addy, and published by Charlesbridge.