With captivating illustrations that bring Jackie Ormes's story to life, learn about this leader's amazing career as the first African American female cartoonist, who used her artistic talents to challenge stereotypes about black people and culture.
In this biography, you'll meet an important leader in comics—Jackie Ormes. Jackie wanted to change the world with her art. As the first African American female cartoonist, she used her comic strips to challenge stereotypes about Black people, especially women. The comics she made and the dolls she designed took America by storm. With simple, easy-to-read pages and full-color illustrations that bring the story to life, you'll learn about Ormes's passion and dedication as she set out to change the world by challenging and breaking harmful stereotypes.
History is filled with inspiring leaders who made a difference in their communities and in our world. Each 24-page book in this illustrated biography series tells the story of an important leader in science, the arts, government, sports, and other fields. Texts focus on each leader's early life and greatest accomplishments. Each book includes a time line, pre- and post-reading questions for discussion, and an extension activity.