She Raised Her Voice!

50 Black Women Who Sang Their Way Into Music History


By Jordannah Elizabeth

Illustrated by Briana Dengoue

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A fully illustrated middle-grade anthology celebrating Black women singers throughout history in a first-of-its-kind collection.

Winner of the 2022 JJA Jazz Awards for Book of Year about Jazz

From jazz and blues, hip hop and R&B, pop, punk, and opera, Black women have made major contributions to the history and formation of musical genres for more than a century. In this fully illustrated middle grade anthology, 50 strong, empowering, and inspiring Black women singers' bios will teach kids to follow their dreams, to think outside the box, and to push the boundaries of what's expected. Written by music writer and journalist Jordannah Elizabeth and illustrated by Briana Dengoue, She Raised Her Voice! will inspire readers to find their voice and their own way of expressing themselves.

  • “The revelatory and uplifting narratives span many musical genres… and illuminate the profound impact Black women have made on social, political, and spiritual life through the power of their voices. A celebratory and informative homage to courageous and pioneering Black female vocalists.”
    Kirkus Reviews
  • “Elizabeth’s offering of this female awareness is a certified effort in the ongoing struggle for female equality. This is the perfect holiday gift that will forever inspire aspirations.”
    New York Amsterdam News
  • “This is a great reference book about women who have made their mark in the music industry. The pages are packed with interesting biographical information on these incredible women. Great artwork and interesting content make this a great addition for any library. A glossary of music terms is included at the end of the book. (Ages 8-12)”
    The Midwest Book Review

On Sale
Dec 28, 2021
Page Count
168 pages
Running Press Kids

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Jordannah Elizabeth

About the Author

Jordannah Elizabeth is a music journalist and author of She Raised Her Voice! by RP Kids as well as the forthcoming A Child’s Introduction to Hip-Hop. She’s studied astrology, mysticism, and tarot since she was twelve years old and recently studied under the world-renowned American astrologer Acyuta Bhava Dass. She’s written on a number of topics for Ms. MagazinePOPSUGAR, O Magazine, and Cosmopolitan.

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Briana Dengoue

About the Illustrator

Briana Dengoue is a Philadelphia born and based illustrator and graphic designer. She obtained her BFA in Fine Arts from Maryland Institute and College of Art in 2017. When she’s not busy creating art she can be found aggressively playing volleyball with a city league or having a good cry or hardy laugh to a movie marathon.

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