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Holding her own : the exceptional life of Jackie Ormes  Cover Image Book Book

Holding her own : the exceptional life of Jackie Ormes / words by Traci N. Todd ; pictures by Shannon Wright.

Todd, Traci N., (author.). Wright, Shannon (Illustrator), (illustrator.).


"When Jackie Ormes sees an opportunity, she takes it. She's a journalist, cartoonist, fashionista, philanthropist, and activist -- and she wants to use her artistry to bring joy and hope to Black people everywhere. But in post-World War II America, Black people are still being denied their civil rights, and Jackie has a dilemma: How can her art remain true to her signature Jackie joy, while also staying honest about the inequalities Black people have been fighting against? Traci N. Todd and Shannon Wright have crafted a gorgeous and moving tribute to the indelible legacy of America's first Black woman cartoonist"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781338305906 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 1338305905 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Orchard Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2023.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 7-10 Scholastic.
Grades 2-3 Scholastic.
Awards Note:
Coretta Scott King illustrator honor book, 2024
Robert F. Sibert honor book, 2024
Subject: Ormes, Jackie, 1911-1985.
African American women cartoonists > Biography.
Cartoonists > United States > Biography.
Women cartoonists > United States > Biography.
African American cartoonists > Biography.
African Americans > Biography.
Women > Biography.

Available copies

  • 3 of 3 copies available at Kenton County.


  • 0 current holds with 3 total copies.
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Covington Branch J B O73t (Text) 33126025216114 JBiography Available -
Erlanger Branch J B O73t (Text) 33126025216122 JBiography Available -
Independence Branch J B O73t (Text) 33126026079586 JBiography Available -

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