“Compelling...This story of a lifelong struggle for fairness deserves to be widely read not only as a document of a case so stunningly unjust that it sparked legislative change, but also as an introduction to a remarkable woman who also happens to be an outstanding storyteller .”—Ms.
“Inspiring….Frank and feisty.” -Kirkus
“A riveting and inspiring story of a true American hero from Possum Trot, Alabama, who in her own compelling voice tells the story of how she broke down barriers throughout her life, and in the process gave all women in this country the right to get equal pay. A must read.” —Marcia Greenberger, Co-President, National Women’s Law Center
About the Author
LILLY LEDBETTER was an overnight supervisor at the Alabama Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. for nineteen years. She was the plaintiff in the American employment discrimination case Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.
and inspired the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act. She lives in Jacksonville, Alabama.
LANIER SCOTT ISOM is a writer who lives with her husband and their two children in Birmingham, Alabama.