by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara
This is one of my favorite series for young readers and listeners. Often I already know the person who is being profiled but, in this instance, I did not. I am so glad, though, to have spent time with Olive.
Olive’s story is inspiring. She came to Britain from Jamaica. She went on to fight to right the wrongs that she saw. For example, she spoke out against police brutality and was arrested and mistreated as a result. Olive was not deterred however. She went on to fight for housing and opened a Black community bookstore. As if that were not already enough, Olive fought for Black and Asian women. How was she honored? Read this title to find out. The message that a person needs to stand up for their beliefs will resonate with idealistic young people.
As is true with the books featuring little people with big dreams, the illustrations are well done. They enhance the story.
Many thanks to NetGalley and Quarto Publishing Group for this title. All opinions are my own.
Pub date: 06 June 2023