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Sharice’s Big Voice: A Native Kid Becomes a Congresswoman



Publisher & Publication Year

HarperCollins, 2021

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Sharice Davids (Ho-Chunk) and Nancy K. Mays

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Joshua Mangeshig Pawis-Steckley (Anishinaabe)



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 everyone’s path looks different and everyone’s path has obstacles. And this is the remarkable story of Sharice’s path to Congress.

Notable Achievements

ALA Notable Children’s Book; A Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year 2022 - Outstanding Merit in biography and memoir; On Here Wee Read's 2021 Ultimate List of Diverse Children's Books; 2022 ALSC Notable Children’s Books in the middle readers category; 2022 Booklist from Rise: A Feminist Book Project—Early Readers Nonfiction; Nominee for 2022 Reading the West book award; Selected as CCBC Choices 2022—biography, autobiography and memoir


Publishers Weekly: "A hopeful and accessible picture book profile."

Kirkus: "Demonstrates that everyone’s voice matters and needs to be heard. Powerful stuff!"

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