NDY Source Notes

NOT DONE YET: Shirley Chisholm’s Fight for Change

Source Notes for Paraphrased Statements

Shirley Chisholm was a powerful, eloquent speaker. In writing her story as a narrative free verse poem, I made the decision to paraphrase her statements, and those of others, to maintain poetic form and ensure the text would be accessible to young readers. Statements in the main text are all based on things Mrs. Chisholm said or recounted. While the sources for these statements are included in the book’s selected bibliography section, some specific source notes for each statement can be found here.