Welcome Mayor Lightfoot with Books Highlighting ‘Firsts’

Today Lori Lightfoot is sworn in as Chicago's mayor, becoming the first African American woman to lead our city.

In honor of the new mayor's historic achievement, pick up some books celebrating other "firsts." We've compiled lists of stories of groundbreaking individuals who accomplished "firsts" in history that are both informative and inspiring.

Adults

Highlights from Celebrating Firsts in History: For Adults include Clemente: The Passion and Grace of Baseball's Last Hero and Sally Ride: America's First Woman in Space.

Teens

Highlights from Celebrating Firsts in History: For Teens include Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World and Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History.

Kids

Highlights from Celebrating Firsts in History: For Kids include Sembrando historias: Pura Belpré: bibliotecaria y narradora de cuentos and A Song for Gwendolyn Brooks.

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