Reading, Social Studies

Grade Level

K-2, 3-5

Framework Standards

Reading “The Power of Her Pen”

Introduce students to Ethel L. Payne, a female African American journalist known as “First Lady of the Black Press.”

An inspiring story about a black, female journalist breaking barriers while seeking truth, justice and equality. This book highlights Ethel’s journey from young journalist to White House correspondent, and her legacy of asking the tough questions that mattered most in the fight for Civil Rights.

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