Patsy Takemoto Mink, politician
Dec. 6, 1927-Sept. 28, 2002
How We Are Smart by W. Nikola-Lisa, illustrated by Sean Qualls (Lee & Low Books, 2006)
Mink, a strong civil rights advocate from Hawaii, was the first Japanese American woman to serve in Congress.
For an overview of her accomplishments, read Mink's biography in the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.