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Jamia Wilson - Author

About the Author

JAMIA WILSON is the executive director and publisher of the Feminist Press. She is a leading voice on feminist and gender justice issues whose words have appeared in and on the New York Times, The Guardian, BBC News, The Today Show, CNN, The Washington Post, Elle, Teen Vogue and more. She's a columnist for Rookie Magazine and has contributed to several books, including Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance, and Revolution. Jamia is an adjunct professor at the John Jay School for Criminal Justice and travels across the U.S. - and beyond - to to talk about race, feminism, leadership and so much more.

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Baby Young, Gifted, and Black With a Mirror!

Baby Young, Gifted, and Black With a Mirror!

Author: Jamia Wilson Illustrator: Andrea Pippins Format: Board book Release Date: 05/01/2021

There are so many things I am and can be... There's a whole world waiting for me. Introduce your baby to Black excellence with this lyrical board-book edition of Young, Gifted and Black. Includes a mirror at the back so young dreamers can see themselves next to their heroes. Meet icons of colour from past and present in this baby board book celebration of inspirational achievement. A collection of positive, yet simple, affirmations to encourage the next generation. Highlighting the talent of Black leaders and changemakers from around the world, young dreamers will develop confidence, self-assurance, and self-belief. Created in the spirit of Nina Simone's song To Be Young, Gifted, and Black, meet figureheads, leaders and pioneers such as Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks, as well as cultural trailblazers like Zadie Smith and athletes like Serena Williams. Jamia Wilson has carefully curated this range of Black icons and the book is stylishly brought together by Andrea Pippins' colourful and celebratory illustrations. All children deserve to see themselves represented positively in the books they read. *Remove packaging before giving to a child* Praise for the hardback edition ...to be revisited again and again...The candy-colored pages and straightforward stories are hard to resist... -The New York Times ...diverse collection of iconic figures...vibrantly illustrated...beautifully crafted volume... -Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review ...exuberant...exquisitely designed...a launching point for more discoveries. -School Library Journal, Starred Review A luminous and diverse tribute to black movers and shakers across the centuries. -Publishers Weekly For readers 9-12, check out Step Into Your Power and Big Ideas for Young Thinkers, by the same author-illustrator team.

The ABCs of AOC Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez from A to Z

The ABCs of AOC Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez from A to Z

Author: Jamia Wilson, Krystal Quiles Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/01/2020

From Advocate to Feminist, Latinx to Queens, Science to Zeal, and everything in between, ABCs of AOC is the perfect inspirational conversation starter for young people interested in government and activism, and the ultimate gift for any Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez admirer who embraces her values and ideals, or wants to learn more about the groundbreaking Congresswoman. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made headlines in 2018 by becoming the youngest woman ever elected to Congress at 29 years old. Born and raised by her Puerto Rican family in New York City, she got her start in politics as a Senate intern and then a community organizer. While working multiple low-wage jobs to pay the bills, Ocasio-Cortez launched a grassroots congressional campaign on a progressive platform of Medicare for all, immigration reform, gun control, mobilizing against climate change, and housing as a human right. Her underdog primary win and bold advocacy from congress has made her one of the most talked about new legislators in Washington.

Young Gifted and Black Meet 52 Black Heroes from Past and Present

Young Gifted and Black Meet 52 Black Heroes from Past and Present

Author: Jamia Wilson Illustrator: Andrea Pippins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2019

...to be revisited again and again...The candy-colored pages and straightforward stories are hard to resist... -The New York Times Gorgeously illustrated...vibrant and comprehensive...will be brought down from the bookshelf again and again -Evening Standard Glorious celebration of 52 black heroes...big and bold...this is what young people of all races need to see. -The Independent An essential book for inspiring even the tiniest children to face the world with boldness and self-belief. -The Observer Meet 52 icons of colour from the past and present in this celebration of inspirational achievement - a collection of stories about changemakers to encourage, inspire and empower the next generation of changemakers. Jamia Wilson has carefully curated this range of black icons and the book is stylishly brought together by Andrea Pippins' colourful and celebratory illustrations. Written in the spirit of Nina Simone's song To Be Young, Gifted, and Black, this vibrant book is a perfect introduction to both historic and present-day icons and heroes. Meet figureheads, leaders and pioneers such as Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela and Rosa Parks, as well as cultural trailblazers and athletes like Stevie Wonder, Oprah Winfrey and Serena Williams. All children deserve to see themselves represented positively in the books they read. Highlighting the talent and contributions of black leaders and changemakers from around the world, readers of all backgrounds will be empowered to discover what they too can achieve. Strong, courageous, talented and diverse, these extraordinary men and women's achievements will inspire a new generation to chase their dream... whatever it may be. The 52 icons: Mary Seacole, Matthew Henson, Ava Duvernay, Bessie Coleman, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Cathy Freeman, George Washington Carver, Malorie Blackman, Harriet Tubman, Mo Farah, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jesse Owens, Beyonce Knowles, Solange Knowles, Katherine Johnson, Josephine Baker, Kofi Annan, Langston Hughes, Toni Morrison, Brian Lara, Madam C.J. Walker, Yannick Noah, Maurice Ashley, Alexandre Duma, Martin Luther King, Jr., Maya Angelou, Nina Simone, Simone Biles, Stevie Wonder, Esperanza Spalding, Sidney Poitier, Oprah Winfrey, Pele, Nelson Mandela, Louis Armstrong, Rosa Parks, Naomi Campbell, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Muhammad Ali, Shirley Chisholm, Steve McQueen, Zadie Smith, Usain Bolt, Wangari Maathai, Mae Jemison, W.E.B. Du Bois, Nicola Adams, Serena Williams, Venus Williams, and Misty Copeland. If you like this book, check out Step Into Your Power and Big Ideas for Young Thinkers, by the same author-illustrator team.

Step Into Your Power 23 lessons on how to live your best life

Step Into Your Power 23 lessons on how to live your best life

Author: Jamia Wilson Illustrator: Andrea Pippins Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/03/2019

Discover your own inner strength and learn mental resilience; learn how to harness your own power You are not alone, even if it feels that way sometimes. - Jamia Wilson Listen up! You've heard about heroes and read about the greats, but maybe you're not feeling so great yourself right now? Learn from the lived experience of author Jamia Wilson and illustrator Andrea Pippins as they mentor you through growing up in the modern world, and teach you how to Step Into Your Power. In this friendly guide, learn how to look after yourself, 'organise, don't agonise', make good choices, get out of ruts, branch out, shake up your mindset and ask for help. How do you overcome a setback? How do you cope when you or a family member gets sick? How do you change your mindset when you can't change your situation? There's self-care advice and activities on every page you can take and make your very own. Take this time to explore what it means to know and trust your insights and capabilities with stories, images, activities, resources and action prompts that you can interact with on your own time and, most importantly, on your terms. A warm and friendly growing-up guide, crucial for the time we are living in right now.

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