In time for summer reading, Higher Heights is proud to present our Chisholm 50 #BlackWomenLead Summer Reading list.

We are honored and excited to highlight dynamic Black women authors, who in the spirt of Shirley Chisholm-- are truth tellers and have written stories to illuminate larger truths and themes that affect us all.

Chisholm entered office at a moment when our country was challenged by divisive ideologies and policies, but she refused to let these divisions detour her work to enact progressive policies that ensure civil and human rights and opportunities for all Americans.

The Black women authors are being celebrated under the #Chisholm50 umbrella because they are torch carriers of Shirley Chisholm’s legacy by lifting the voices of Black women without sacrificing heritage, language, or voice.

Please enjoy our Chisholm 50 #BlackWomenLead Summer Reading list.