Carved in Ebony, Young Reader's Edition

Lessons from the Black Women Who Shape Us

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A look at the inspirational lives of ten Black women of faith

Do the names Elizabeth Freeman, Nannie Helen Burroughs, or Charlotte Forten Grimké ring any bells? Have you ever heard of Sarah Mapps Douglass, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, or Maria Fearing? What about Sara Griffith Stanley, Amanda Berry Smith, Lucy Craft Laney, and Maria Stewart?

While these names may not be familiar to you, these women lived faithful and influential lives in a world that was filled with injustice. They worked to change laws, built schools, spoke to thousands, and shared the Gospel all around the world. And while history books may have forgotten them, their stories can teach us so much about how we can live today.

Praise for
Carved in Ebony

"What a gift this book . . . will be to you! Jasmine has a way of teaching you a history lesson you never knew you needed, while pointing you to a God who deeply cares for his children."--JAMIE IVEY, bestselling author and host of The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey podcast

The Author

  1. Jasmine L. Holmes
    Midstory Photography, Mary Boyett Rooks

    Jasmine L. Holmes

    Jasmine L. Holmes is a passionate writer and educator who celebrates Black stories through her books, including Carved in Ebony, Mother to Son, and Crowned with Glory. As a historian and teacher, Jasmine shares her expertise with lifelong...

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"A strong introduction into the lives of African American Christian activists."

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