A folksy, larger-than-life picture book biography about Ann Richards, the late governor of Texas who has inspired countless women in politics today.
Dorothy Ann Willis hailed from a small Texas town, but early on she found her voice and the guts to use it.
During her childhood in San Diego and her high school years back in Texas (when she dropped the "Dorothy"), Ann discovered a spark and passion for civic duty. It led her all the way to Washington, DC, where she, along with other girls from around the country, learned about the business of politics. Fast forward to Ann taking on the political boys' club: she became county commissioner, then state treasurer, and finally governor of Texas. In this stunning picture book biography, full of vim, vigor, and folksy charm, two Texan creators take us through the life of the legendary "big mouth, big hair" governor of Texas, a woman who was inspired by Eleanor Roosevelt, and in turn became an inspiration to Hillary Clinton and countless others.
About the Author
Meghan P. Browne is working toward her MFA at the Vermont College of Fine Arts. This is her debut picture book. Meghan lives on and runs a farm in South Austin, Texas, called the Honey Browne Farm. Visit her on Twitter at @meghanpbrowne.
Carlynn Whitt is an artist, illustrator, and occasional animator. Currently based in Los Angeles, Carlynn's work frequently reinterprets found photographs and engages issues of femininity, beauty, consumerism, and mortality. She is a RISD alum and a native Texan.
"An undeniably indelible woman inspiring readers to reach their own heights." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“This exciting, sunny biography is as real and rollicking as the late governor herself, and is highly recommended for elementary and junior high nonfiction collections.” —School Library Journal