SHE SPOKE press kit

She Spoke: 14 Women Who Raised Their Voices and Changed the World (Familius Press, March 1, 2019) breathes new life into the popular biography category with bright, beautiful illustrations and actual accompanying sound clips from female changemakers’ speeches.

The featured women include: Maya Angelou, Mary McLeod Bethune, Shirley Chisholm, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Tammy Duckworth, Leymah Gbowee, Jane Goodall, Temple Grandin, Suzan Shown Harjo, Dolores Huerta, Joanne Liu, Abby Wambach, and Malala Yousafzai.

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About the Authors:

Manuela Bernardi is a film and TV writer based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where she was born and raised. She has collaborated on award-winning feature films and has written on shows for TV Globo, TBS, GNT, Multishow, and the History Channel. Her screenplay for the short film The Healing Tree won USC’s Peter Stark Special Project grant and went on to be selected for Cannes’ Short Film Corner. With a BA in journalism from PUC-Rio, Manuela got her MFA in writing for screen and television from USC in Los Angeles, which she attended on a Fulbright/CAPES scholarship.

Kathy MacMillan is a nationally certified American Sign Language interpreter, writer, teacher, librarian, and storyteller. She is the author of the board book Nita’s First Signs (Familius), the young adult novels Sword and Verse and Dagger and Coin (HarperTeen), and nine books for parents, librarians, and educators, including Little Hands and Big Hands: Children and Adults Signing Together (Huron Street Press). She lives near Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Find her online at KathyMacMillan.com.

About the Illustrator:

Kathrin Honesta is an illustrator based in Jakarta, Indonesia. She illustrates for projects such as advertising campaigns, branding, albums, book covers, and picture books. She has worked with local and international clients such as Samsung, Prudential, HarperCollins, Penguin Random House, Scholastic Asia, and Holiday House Books.

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