Shirley knew that the world needed change. She began to organize people and fight to make a difference. Working in the government could improve the lives of people all over the United States! Her work took her all the way to the presidential campaign trail. In this book, you'll meet an important African American leader in the United States government - Shirley Chisholm! History is filled with inspiring leaders who made a difference in their communities and in our world. Each book in this illustrated biography series tells the story of an important leader in fields such as science, the arts, government, sports, and more. Texts focus on each leader's early life and greatest accomplishments. Each book includes a time line, questions for discussion, and an extension activity.