Inspiring New Children's Book About Longtime Civil Rights Activist

PREORDER A VOICE OF HOPE: THE MYRLIE EVERS-WILLIAMS STORY, A PICTURE BOOK CELEBRATION OF A CONSEQUENTIAL CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST

The remarkable life of Myrlie Evers-Williams is honored and celebrated in this stunningly illustrated picture book biography of a lesser-known civil rights hero, written by journalist and local author Nadia Salomon.

Myrlie Evers-Williams was born into the segregated South and the beautiful brown color of her skin made her a target for hate. It meant she didn’t have the same opportunities as white children, and that meant her dream of playing music onstage one day would be harder to achieve. But this didn’t stop Myrlie. As she grew, she marched for equal rights alongside her husband and activist, Medgar Evers. She fought against Jim Crow laws and for voting rights. She became the chair of the NAACP, and finally she realized her dream of performing at Carnegie Hall. After that, as a voice for hope and change, Myrlie spoke at President Obama’s second inauguration, inspiring a nation.

Nadia Salomon’s lyrical text and London Ladd’s exquisite artwork honor and celebrate the legendary life of Myrlie Evers-Williams and share her message of hope with the world. 

All Preorders Will Be Signed and Personalized by the Author! Each preorder also includes exclusive swag, details to come.

NADIA SALOMON is an award-winning journalist who holds a journalism degree from Emerson College. She is the author of Goodnight Ganesha, which is a Bank Street Best and ALSC DÍA Selection. A Voice of Hope received the 2019 SCBWI WOOP Honor Award for work of outstanding progress. She works closely with SCBWI, 12x12 Challenge, and Storyteller Academy. When Nadia’s not spinning yarns, you’ll most likely find her blogging about her favorite reads on her Nadia’s Nook platform. She lives in California. You can visit her at NadiaSalomon.com or follow her on Instagram @NadiaSalomon.Author.