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Children's Nonfiction African American

Black Women Who Dared

by (author) Naomi M. Moyer

Second Story Press
Initial publish date
Sep 2018
African American, Prejudice & Racism, General, Women
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2018
    List Price
  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Jan 2021
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 9 to 13
  • Grade: 5 to 8
  • Reading age: 9 to 13


Inspirational stories of ten Black women and women’s collectives from Canadian and American history. Included are leaders and groundbreakers who were anti-slavery activists, business women, health-care activists, civic organizers and educators. Celebrate these remarkable women, some of whom you may be hearing about for the first time, and the profound impacts they've made.

About the author

Naomi M. Moyer is a self taught, multidisciplinary artist and writer. As a Black woman, Naomi is forever interested in African diasporic histories and how they connect to Black identity. Naomi is a new Mama and lives with her family in Toronto.

Naomi M. Moyer's profile page


  • Commended, The Canadian Children's Book Centre's Best Books for Kids & Teens
  • Runner-up, Ontario Library Association's Top Ten Best Bets

Editorial Reviews

This is a must-have for Canadian classrooms and libraries, and an important addition for U.S. collections as well.

School Library Journal

This strikingly illustrated collective biography captures some of the incredible life stories of unsung Canadian heroes who broke racial, social, political, and other boundaries to make life better for other Black Canadians.

Kirkus - Starred Review

Toronto artist and writer Naomi M. Moyer shines a brilliant spotlight on these woefully under-acknowledged women and their accomplishments. Moyer’s spectacular acrylic, stencil, ink and pencil illustrations accompany the well-written, engaging biographical summaries…A must-have addition to all school and public libraries.

CM Magazine

Most notably, the strong current of courage and practical activism, across time, calls out encouragement, inspiration and command for young readers.

Toronto Star

History buffs, educators, and even adventure-seekers love to discover unsung movers and shakers—especially stories that include elusive African American heroines whose lives and achievements have been largely ignored even though they have made an impact on society. Black Women Who Dared by Naomi M. Moyer is one of those books.

New York Journal of Books

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