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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

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

Summary: "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"--

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  • ISBN: 1338305905 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 9781338305906 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
    print
  • 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: Women Biography
African Americans Biography
African American cartoonists Biography
Women cartoonists United States Biography
Cartoonists United States Biography
African American women cartoonists Biography
Ormes, Jackie 1911-1985

Available copies

  • 3 of 3 copies available at Kenton County.

Holds

  • 0 current holds with 3 total copies.
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Covington Branch J B O73t (Text) 33126025216114 JBiography Available -
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  • Baker & Taylor
    "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, Blackpeople 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"--
  • Baker & Taylor
    "An inspiring picture book biography of the first Black woman cartoonist to be nationally syndicated in the U.S. who, in post-World War II America, stayed true to her art while remaining honest about the inequalities Black people had been fighting. Simultaneous eBook. Illustrations. "
  • Scholastic

    Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book • Robert F. Sibert Honor Book

    An evocative picture book biography about the prolific life of Jackie Ormes, whose groundbreaking cartoons became some of the first empowering depictions of Black women in America!

    Jackie Ormes made history. She was the first Black woman cartoonist to be nationally syndicated in the United States. She was also a journalist, fashionista, philanthropist, and activist, and she used her incredible talent and artistry to bring joy and hope to people everywhere. But in post-World War II America, Black people were still being denied their civil rights, and Jackie found herself in a dilemma: How could her art stay true to her signature "Jackie joy" while remaining honest about the inequalities Black people had been fighting?

    Rising stars Traci N. Todd, author of the Coretta Scott King Honor Book Nina: A Story of Nina Simone, and Shannon Wright, co-creator of the bestselling graphic novel Twins, have crafted a gorgeous and heartfelt tribute to the indelible legacy of Jackie Ormes, whose life and work still influences illustrators and cartoonists today.


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