Black Women Who Dared

Black Women Who Dared


By Naomi M. Moyer


Inspiring and indomitable Black women whose stories need to be told.

Artist Naomi M. Moyer presents powerful biographical portraits of ten Black women and women’s collectives from Canadian and American history, ranging from 1793 to the present. Included are leaders and groundbreakers who were anti-slavery activists, business women, organizers who promoted healthcare, and educators who taught literacy and scholarship in Black neighborhoods.

The stories and beautiful portraits in this book will engage a wide range of readers. Celebrate these remarkable women—some of whom you may be hearing about for the first time—and the profound impacts they’ve made.

Profiled are: The Coloured Women's Club, Jackie Shane, Sylvia Estes Stark, The Hour a Day Study Club, Rosa Pryor, Sherona Hall, The Black Cross Nurses Mary Miles Bibb, Chloe Cooley, and Blockorama.

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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.

Product Information

  • Release: September 18, 2018

  • $18.95 Hardcover

  • 24 Pages

  • Picture Book - Children's Nonfiction

  • 8.5 x 11

  • Ages 9-13 / Grades 5-8

  • Lexile: 1090L Guided Reading: Z

  • ISBN: 9781772600711


  • Biography & Autobiography
    > Cultural Heritage
    > Women

  • Social Topics
    > Prejudice & Racism

  • Cultural Heritage
    > African American

Praise for Black Women Who Dared

"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, Highly Recommended