The Honorable Shirley Chisholm, Congresswoman from Brooklyn

Nancy Hicks wrote this in 1971 during Shirley Chisholm’s first term in Congress, a historic event being the first black woman elected to Congress. Unfortunately, it reads at a third grade level with simple sentences, perhaps aimed at a grade school audience, and written at the beginning of Chisholm’s career it lacked much detail of her battles in Congress. Much is made of her vow to vote against any defense bill before domestic issues were addressed. Left me wanting to know much more detail about Chisholm, which is never a good thing when finishing a book.