Who Is Stacey Abrams? (Who HQ Now) (Libro en Inglés)

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ISBN: 9780593519721
ISBN: 9780593519721
Editorial: Penguin Workshop
Autor: Moses, Shelia P.
Año de edición: 2022
N° Paginas: 56
Tipo de pasta: Pasta blanda
Descripción: Product DescriptionDiscover how a young girl who loved to read and write became a voting rights activist, a candidate for governor of Georgia, and an author.Presenting Who HQ Now: an exciting addition to the #1 New York Times Best-Selling Who Was? series!Stacey Abrams began her career in politics at the age of seventeen when she was hired as a typist for a congressional campaign. From there, she worked hard to get into Yale law school and, eventually, was elected into the House of Representatives. In 2018, she became the first Black woman in the United States to be a major party's nominee for governor when she was selected as the Democratic candidate. Although she didn't win that race, she decided to run again in 2022, proving that she never backs down from a challenge. Stacey made it her mission to help ensure that all people who are eligible have the right and ability to vote. Her Fair Fight Action organization helps prevent voter suppression across the country.When she was growing up, Stacey was taught three important principles by her parents: go to school, go to church, and take care of each other. And these are the same beliefs she holds today.About the AuthorShelia P. Moses is a poet, award-winning author, playwright, and producer. She has written several books for young readers, including The Legend of Buddy Bush; I, Dred Scott: A Fictional Slave Narrative Based on the Life and Legal Precedent of Dred Scott; and The Baptism. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.Who Is Stacey Abrams?In 2020, Stacey Abrams was invited to speak at the Women of Distinction Breakfast that was held by the Girl Scouts of Greater New York. During her virtual speech, she talked about the legacy of Juliette Gordon Low (the founder of the Girl Scouts) and her idea that young girls are the “makers” of history. Stacey said that Girl Scouts “gather the principles of speaking truth to power.” But what does that mean? Speaking truth to power can mean calling out injustice, demanding change, and courageously speaking up for what’s right—-especially to people in authority or those who have political power. Stacey Abrams—-who had once been a Girl Scout herself—-took this idea very seriously.Stacey went on to say that Girl Scouts are dedicated to leading lives of service and justice. And Stacey is living proof of that. She had joined protests as a college student, became a lawyer to better understand the rights of all people, and helped create laws to protect them.In her speech, she also talked about how Girl Scouts do so much more than earn the badges you see on their uniforms. They volunteer in their communities and work hard to serve others. And this is very true of Stacey. She wanted to make sure people in her community in Georgia had the opportunity to register to vote in future elections, including the 2020 presidential election. During this time, as a champion of voting rights, she often spoke to young people about the importance of using their voices—-and their votes—-to fight for change. Stacey did not know it then, but her dedication to serving others was about to leave an enormous mark on the entire nation.Chapter 1: The Road to GeorgiaStacey Abrams was born on December 9, 1973, in Madison, Wisconsin—-a state that, at the time, did not have a large population of Black people. The first Black person to live in Madison was an enslaved woman who was brought there in 1839 by the person who enslaved her, James Morrison.The Black population had not grown much a century and a half later when Stacey’s parents, Robert and Carolyn, moved to Madison from their hometown of Hattiesburg, Mississippi. The high--school sweethearts had only been back in Hattiesburg a few years, after graduating from college, when Carolyn Abrams was accepted at the University of Wisconsin–-Madison (UW–-Madison). The young couple was very excited about Carolyn being able to earn her master of library sc
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