"About the Book ""Follow the life of Stacey Abrams, from her childhood spent growing up in Gulfport, Mississippi, to her work with civic engagement and mass voter registrations in Georgia, to her groundbreaking work as the first woman to lead in the Georgia General Assembly and first African American to lead in the House of Representatives. Find out about Stacey Abram's life, achievements, and the challenges she faced along the way""-- Book Synopsis Learn about the voting rights advocate and politician Stacey Abrams and her groundbreaking achievements in this appealing Level 2 reader. Young readers will find out about Abram's childhood and her early career as a city attorney and as minority leader of the Georgia House of Representatives. The reader also explores her run in Georgia as the first Black woman to be nominated by a major party for governor, and how losing that race inspired her to devote her life to making elections and the voting process more equitable for everyone. The level 2 text provides accessible, yet wide-ranging information for independent readers. Explore Abrams's life, achievements, and the challenges she faced along the way to leading the fight against voter suppression and becoming a champion for change. Key features include: *Expert-vetted text appropriate for ages 5 to 8 *Engaging and brilliant historical images sourced by National Geographic *Fun approach to high-interest biographies About the series: This high-interest, educationally-vetted readers series features magnificent National Geographic images accompanied by text written by experienced, skilled children's book authors. Each reader includes a glossary and interactive features in which kids get to use what they've learned in the book. Level 1 readers reinforce the content of the book with a kinesthetic learning activity. Level 2 readers feature slightly higher-level text and additional vocabulary words. Level 3 readers have more layers of information to challenge more proficient readers. For emerging readers, the Pre-reader level introduces vocabulary and concepts, and the Co-reader level provides a collaborative reading experience. Praise for National Geographic Readers: ""Reliable in format and solid in execution, this series works well to introduce children of varying levels of reading comfort to nonfiction and research formats."" --Maggie Reagan, Booklist Complete your collection with these popular National Geographic Biography Readers: National Geographic Readers: Kamala Harris (Level 2) National Geographic Readers: Harriet Tubman (Level 2) National Geographic Readers: Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Level 3) National Geographic Readers: Barack Obama (Level 2) Review Quotes Reliable in format and solid in execution, this series works well to introduce children of varying levels of reading comfort to nonfiction and research formats.-- Maggie Reagan, Booklist About the Author MELISSA H. MWAI is the author ""Stacey Abrams ,"" a new leveled reader published by National Geographic Kids (2022). Passionate about research and learning, she has a Library Science degree and works in education. As an Afro-Latina, she advocates for diverse representation for young readers. Melissa is thrilled that her debut is about Stacey Abrams' inspirational life and voting activism. She is a registered voter living with her husband, two kids, and bunny."