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Jamia Wilson - Author

About the Author

ANDREA PIPPINS is an illustrator, designer, and author who has a passion for creating images that reflect what she wants to see in art, media, and pop culture. Her vision is to empower people of colour with tools and inspiration to create and tell their own stories. She is the best-selling creator of the colouring book I Love My Hair and the interactive journal Becoming Me. Her clients include O: The Oprah Magazine, Scoop Magazine, Family Circle, The Huffington Post, Bustle, Free People, Lincoln Center and the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Andrea is based in Stockholm, Sweden.

JAMIA WILSON is the executive director and publisher of the Feminist Press. She is a leading voice on feminist and gender justice issues whose words have appeared in and on the New York Times, The Guardian, BBC News, The Today Show, CNN, The Washington Post, Elle, Teen Vogue and more. She's a columnist for Rookie Magazine and has contributed to several books, including Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance, and Revolution. Jamia is an adjunct professor at the John Jay School for Criminal Justice and travels across the U.S. - and beyond - to to talk about race, feminism, leadership and so much more.

Featured books by Jamia Wilson

Other books by Jamia Wilson

Young Gifted and Black Meet 52 Black Heroes from Past and Present

Young Gifted and Black Meet 52 Black Heroes from Past and Present

Author: Jamia Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2019

...to be revisited again and again...The candy-colored pages and straightforward stories are hard to resist... -The New York Times This is an essential book for inspiring even the tiniest children to face the world with boldness and self-belief' -The Observer A brilliant addition to the new wave of inspirational anthologies for girls and boys...stylishly illustrated... - no fake news here! -HuffPost A luminous and diverse tribute to black movers and shakers across the centuries. -Publishers Weekly Meet 52 icons of color from the past and present in this celebration of inspirational achievement-a collection of stories about changemakers to encourage, inspire and empower the next generation of changemakers. Jamia Wilson has carefully curated this range of black icons and the book is stylishly brought together by Andrea Pippins' colorful and celebratory illustrations. Written in the spirit of Nina Simone's song To Be Young, Gifted, and Black, this vibrant book is a perfect introduction to both historic and present-day icons and heroes. Meet figureheads, leaders and pioneers such as Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela and Rosa Parks, as well as cultural trailblazers and athletes like Stevie Wonder, Oprah Winfrey and Serena Williams. All children deserve to see themselves represented positively in the books they read. Highlighting the talent and contributions of black leaders and changemakers from around the world, readers of all backgrounds will be empowered to discover what they too can achieve. Strong, courageous, talented and diverse, these extraordinary men and women's achievements will inspire a new generation to chase their dream... whatever it may be.

Step Into Your Power 23 lessons on how to live your best life

Step Into Your Power 23 lessons on how to live your best life

Author: Jamia Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/03/2019

From the team who brought you Young Gifted and Black: Meet 52 Black Heroes from Past and Present comes a brightly illustrated follow-up guide that will teach you to harness your own power to achieve greatness. Listen up little sister! You've heard about heroes and read about the greats, but how do you actually get there yourself? This book shows you how to make your big dreams a big reality. Learn from the lived experience of author Jamia Wilson and illustrator Andrea Pippins as they mentor you through growing up in the modern world, and teach you how to STEP INTO YOUR POWER. `Slay your fear!' `You've got this!' `Take heart and trust your gut!' In this friendly guide, `big sister' Jamia Wilson helps you achieve your dreams and know your rights with caring advice and actions you can take and make your very own. Explore what it means to know and trust your insights and capabilities with stories, images, activities, resources and action prompts that you can interact with on your own time and, most importantly, on your terms. Unlock your power and be yourself - you may just change the world!

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