Davids, Sharice - Sharice's Big Voice: A Native Kid Becomes a Congresswoman
Children's Nonfiction Autobiography----June 1, 2021----Biography & Autobiography - Political, Biography & Autobiography - Social Activists, People & Places - United States - Native American 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. Davids is the first openly queer Native American elected to US Congress, and the first open lesbian elected to the US Congress from Kansas.