About the book

When Sharice Davids was young, she never thought she’d be in Congress. And she never thought she’d be one of two Native American women to break barriers and become the first to serve in Congress. During her campaign, she heard from a lot of doubters. People who said she couldn’t win because of how she looked, who she loved, and where she came from.

But here’s the thing: Everyone has obstacles. Everyone’s path looks different. And everyone can learn from the remarkable story of Sharice Davids’ path to Congress.

Beautifully illustrated by Joshua Mangeshig Pawis-Steckley, an Ojibwe Woodland artist, this powerful autobiographical picture book teaches readers to use their big voice and that everyone deserves to be seen—and heard! 

The back matter includes information about the Ho-Chunk written by former Ho-Chunk President Jon Greendeer, an artist note, and an inspiring letter to children from Sharice Davids.

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