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Sharice's big voice : a native kid becomes a congresswoman / by Sharice Davids with Nancy K. Mays ; illustrations by Joshua Mangeshig Pawls-Steckley.

Davids, Sharice, 1980- (author.). Mays, Nancy K., (author.). Flyte, Charley, (narrator.). Pawls-Steckley, Joshua Mangeshig, (illustrator.). Davids, Sharice, 1980- Container of (expression): Sharice's big voice. Spoken word (Flyte) (Added Author).


Rich, vivid illustrations by Ojibwe Woodland artist Pawis-Steckley are delivered in a graphic style that honors Indigenous people. The bold artwork adds impact to the compelling text. (Kirkus starred review) The prose is reminiscent of an inspirational speech ("Everyone's path looks different"), with a message of service that includes fun biographical facts, such as her love of Bruce Lee. Pawis-Steckley (who is Ojibwe Woodland) contributes boldly lined and colored digital illustrations, inflected with Native symbols and bold colors. A hopeful and accessible picture book profile. (Publishers Weekly) This picture book autobiography tells the triumphant story of Sharice Davids, one of the first Native American women elected to Congress, and the first LGBTQ congressperson to represent Kansas. When Sharice Davids was young, she never thought she'd be in Congress. And she never thought she'd be one of the first Native American women in Congress. During her campaign, she heard from a lot of doubters. They said she couldn't win because of how she looked, who she loved, and where she came from. But here's the thing: Everyone's path looks different and everyone's path has obstacles. And this is the remarkable story of Sharice Davids' path to Congress. Beautifully illustrated by Joshua Mangeshig Pawis-Steckley, an Ojibwe Woodland artist, this powerful autobiographical picture book teaches readers to use their big voice and that everyone deserves to be seen--and heard! The back matter includes information about the Ho-Chunk written by former Ho-Chunk President Jon Greendeer, an artist note, and an inspiring letter to children from Sharice Davids.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781954635623
  • Physical Description: 1 VOX book (1 volume (unpaged)) : color illustrations ; 24 x 29 cm
  • Publisher: [Fairfax, Virginia] : [Library Ideas, LLC], 2021.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Book originally published: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2021].
"The permanently attached VOX Reader transforms an ordinary print book into an all-in-one read-along. There's no need for computers, tablets or CDs. Children simply push a button to listen and read"--Publisher's website.
VOX Audio playback device includes headphone jack, external speaker, play/pause button, volume controls, page-turning controls, rechargeable battery, low battery indicator, and removable AC adapter.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Charley Flyte.
Subject: Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin.
Davids, Sharice, 1980- > Juvenile literature.
Women legislators > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Indian legislators > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Indian sexual minorities > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Davids, Sharice.
Women legislators.
Sexual minorities.
Indians > Biography.
Women > Biography.
Genre: Autobiographies.
Picture books.
Children's audiobooks.

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Union Township Branch J VOX 921 DAVIDS, SHARICE (Text) 35406424061495 VOX Books Available -

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