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BIDDY MASON SPEAKS UP, by Arisa White and Laura Atkins

Illustrated by Laura Freeman

★ “Difficult but necessary, inclusive and respectful, this book does a beautiful job of telling truths about our history and how we construct it.” —Kirkus Reviews

★ “A first purchase for biography, history, and general nonfiction collections alike.” —School Library Journal

“This is as impressive a project as you will ever see to potentize history.” —Matt Sutherland, Foreword Reviews

”At this critical moment in our nation’s history, the life of Biddy Mason inspires us to continue to resist racial injustice. Biddy’s triumph is a North Star for all of us who believe in justice, fairness, equality and freedom.” —Abdi Soltani, Executive Director of the ACLU of Northern California

Cynsations interview with the coauthors, illustrator, and me about our process making the book