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Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History

Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History

A NEW YORK TIMES INSTANT BESTSELLER!
A USA TODAY BESTSELLER!
 
This beautifully illustrated book introduces readers of all ages to 40 women who changed the world.

Featuring forty trailblazing black women in American history, Little Leaders educates and inspires as it relates true stories of breaking boundaries and achieving beyond expectations. Illuminating text paired with irresistible illustrations bring to life both iconic and lesser-known female figures of Black history such as abolitionist Sojourner Truth, pilot Bessie Coleman, chemist Alice Ball, politician Shirley Chisholm, mathematician Katherine Johnson, poet Maya Angelou, and filmmaker Julie Dash.

Among these biographies, readers will find heroes, role models, and everyday women who did extraordinary things – bold women whose actions and beliefs contributed to making the world better for generations of girls and women to come. Whether they were putting pen to paper, soaring through the air or speaking up for the rights of others, the women profiled in these pages were all taking a stand against a world that didn’t always accept them.

The leaders in this book may be little, but they all did something big and amazing, inspiring generations to come.

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Genre: Children's Books / Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Historical

On Sale: December 5th 2017

Price: $10.99 / $13.99 (CDN)

Page Count: 96

ISBN-13: 9780316475105

Meet The Author: Vashti Harrison

Vashti Harrison, author and illustrator of the bestselling Little Leaders: Bold Women In Black History, is an artist, author and filmmaker with a passion for storytelling. She earned her MFA in film/video from California Institute of the Arts, where she snuck into animation and illustration classes to learn from Disney and DreamWorks legends. There she rekindled a love for drawing and painting. Now she uses her love of both film and illustration to craft beautiful stories for children.

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"A book of amazing, phenomenal women."—The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

"This book just begs to be picked up.... Purely magical. Perfect for exploring together at bedtime or for children to browse independently, a gorgeous invitation for children of all backgrounds, and especially for black girls, to learn about black women who were pioneers."—Kirkus Reviews

"Little Leaders will undoubtedly inspire a new generation of high achievers."—Shelf Awareness

"Beautifully designed and chock-full of information, this is a fantastic survey of black women who made and continue to make history."—School Library Journal,

"If you want your young reader to have some insight into the role that black women played in the history of this country, this is the perfect gift."—NBC News

"This appealing book reminds young readers that every great leader began as a little leader, taking their first steps towards something big."—A Mighty Girl

"With darling illustrations and short, easy to read biographies, the book is perfect for children and the young at heart."—Upworthy